The Zarandona cultural center organizes a meeting to edit online the trajectories of five writers from the Region or related to it
Next Saturday and on the occasion of the Writers’ Day, which since 2016 has been celebrated by the National Library (BNE), the cultural center of Zarandona, in Murcia, will celebrate the I ‘Editatona’ of Murcian Writers. It is an event of collective and simultaneous editing in the free encyclopedia and in the Wikipedia Network, whose purpose is to give visibility to the authors of the Region with the publication of their trajectories and biographies on this digital platform, which, in its Spanish version , “Receives more than 16,000 million visits every year”, according to the promoters of this initiative, which they intend to give continuity in future editions.
After a brief investigation carried out throughout this year, the organizers of the event have been able to verify that the number of writers from the Region present in Wikipedia “is very small”, they defend, since only María Cegarra Salcedo, Juana de la Cruz, Lola López Mondéjar, Dionisia García, Marisa López Soria, Juana J. Marín Saura, Aurora Saura, Ana Vidal Egea, Carmen Conde and María Teresa Cervantes.
“In order to make up for the lack of biographies of relevant Murcian writers that are not yet present in Wikipedia, or that are not correctly classified, we have decided to organize this first ‘Editatona’ of Murcian Writers”, they explain from the cultural center of Zarandona. This event plans to “improve or create articles on Wikipedia” which, in this case, will be dedicated to Murcian literature with a gender perspective.
Among others, it is planned to elaborate the biography of the ciezana María Pilar López, “a quite unknown poet”
The Murcian authors or those closely linked to the Region whose biographies and trajectories will be captured on the Web with this first ‘editatona’ will be: Josefina Soria (1956-2010), Inmaculada Pelegrín (Lorca, 1696), Cristina Morano (Madrid, 1967), Marta Zafrilla (Molina de Segura, 1982) and Natalia Carbajosa (El Puerto de Santa María, 1971). They are, explain the organizers of this activity, the most named by writers, librarians, cultural journalists and programmers who have been consulted to make an initial list, in addition to being “those who have received the most recognitions and awards.”
In this I ‘Editatona’ it is also planned to publish the biography of the poet María Pilar López (1919-2006), “a fairly unknown poet” but included “among the best Murcian poets of the 20th century.” It is also planned to improve the biography of Dionisia García, born in Fuente Álamo, in Albacete (1929), but settled in Murcia for decades.
To participate in this activity it is necessary to call the Zarandona cultural center (968 20 28 43) or write an email to the following address: email@example.com, in order to reserve a place, since the capacity is limited. No prior editing knowledge is required.
The International Day of the Writers is an initiative of the National Library that has been celebrated since 2016 around October 15, the feast of Teresa de Jesús, and this year will be commemorated on the 18th. Its main objective is to vindicate the work and the legacy of women writers throughout history, as well as making the work of women in literature visible and combating the discrimination they have suffered throughout history.