From the Uxío Novoneyra Foundation we have just announced the participants for the third edition of residencies “Ámeto Mítico” in the Camino de Santiago for this September 2022, a project integrated within the programming “O Teu Xacobeo” of the Xunta de Galicia.
Alessandro Burbank, Tamara Andrés, Ojo Taiye, Nuria Vil, Carlos Negro, Verónica Aranda and Mohamed Abdullah are the poets chosen to participate in the international itinerant residencies that will take place between 16 September and 3 October.
For 15 days the participants will go on pilgrimage between Villafranca del Bierzo and Santiago de Compostela to develop Jacobean-themed compositions that they will later share with students from educational centres. At the end of the residency, FUN will compile the texts created in its own edition.
This experience aims to dialogue with the literary traditions that, like Provençal poetry and Sufi mysticism, reached our lands through the Camino. The aim of these international writing residencies is to recover the ámeto mítico that Novoneyra dreamed of in his book of the same title, to revive the Jacobean theme in contemporary poetry and to invite young people to recognise the importance of the First European Cultural Itinerary.
Congratulations to those selected.
The travelling residencies “Ámeto Mítico” are part of the cultural programme of the Xunta de Galicia “O Teu Xacobeo”. This third edition is part of the BE(p)ART – GROW WITH ARTS project, an initiative funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme. The aim of BE(p)ART is to bring literary creation closer to the younger population and to create new audiences through a participatory and networking methodology.