Professors Victoria and Danae led students from our school to the Ministry of Culture to practice Spanish comprehension and experience the presentation of a newly published book.
The event was held in a large room with large windows. Glass doors opened onto a balcony that surrounded the meeting room on three sides. We had wonderful views of the city from out 9th floor perch.
Danae introduced us to many people including the ambassador from the Kingdom of Spain, His Excellency, Guzmán Palacios Fernández. We also met Javier Rodriguez Barranco, President of Ediciones Azimut from Malaga, Spain. Urdimbres, the book being presented today was brought out by this publisher. The book is a collection of short stories. Its title refers to the interweaving of the weft and woof of life.
Of course, Professor Danae made sure we met the book’s author, Enrique Jaramillo Levi. He and Danae have known each other for many years and Danae has taken classes from him at the University. He asked her to speak at the presentation. These short stories are moments of self-realization. Descriptions of other possible mental and psychological worlds which events integrate as life itself.
After the talks, we were invited to enjoy some light refreshments and conversations with other attendees.
We experienced a part of Panamanian culture that tourists and even many residents don’t know exists.