Portugal | 2019-01-01
The concept underlying this festival is a synergistic achievement, catalyzing the resources of the municipalities that make up the consortium, making the best of each one of them profitable and empowered, in a joint effort to overcome adversities and, in the name of the regenerative word, where there are people there will be books, they will be in the most unexpected places, at the hand of those who want to read them, Portuguese and foreign writers will go to the most surprising places, books and words will again raise color through the blackness.
The International Literary Festival of the Interior - Words of Fire - which had the first working meeting on November 9, at the Palácio da Lousã Hotel, will culminate with the creation in one of the municipalities, serving the whole region of the consortium, a writer's residence, which will be inaugurated during the festival, and already has several national and international partnerships of similar homes. It is the intention of the consortium to continue to hold this festival annually.
We have the Presidency of the Republic as patron, as partners: Gulbenkian Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Regional Government and José Saramago Foundation and nine municipalities.