The Festival Eñe América comes to Panama Thursday, December 4 until Saturday, December 6. Its purpose is to celebrate the art of storytelling as the “genre par excellence” of the country, while paying tribute to all literary expressions. The event, which features workshops and conferences, is directed by and geared towards Panamanian, Latin American and Spanish writers.
“Listening to stories allows you to become sensitized to others and allows for empathy and feelings of solidarity. The imaginary compendium of tales awakens creativity and rescues the nobler values of the human being,” says Carlos Fong, a noted Panamanian writer who is participating in the festival.
The event activities will take place primarily in the Spanish Cultural Center – Casa del Soldado, located in Casco Antiguo. Other sites include the Interoceanic Canal Museum of Panama (Calle 5a Este, Casco Antiguo) and the Exedra Books on the corner of Vía España and Vía Brasil.
Representing Panama will be: Rosa María Britton, Enrique Jaramillo Levi, Juan David Morgan and Carlos Fong.
Some of the workshops require pre-registration by writing to CentroCultural@aecid.org.pa. The full program can be found online at RevistaParaLeer.com/FestivalEne and