Xavier Eguiguren

Biography: Xavier Eguiguren, born in Clemont Ferrand (France), in 1969, the son of Spanish emigrants. In 1978, he returned to Spain, specifically to the city of Valladolid, where he resided until 1989, at that time he joined the Civil Guard Corps.

The first destination stands out, in Barcelona, followed by places like Eibar, and San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa), these last locations of absolute hostility and chronologically immersed in a bloody stage of the terrorist band ETA. Review among their destinations other conflictive points such as Ría de Arosa (A Coruña), Madrid, etc ...

During his stay in Asturias as an agent of the Civil Guard, he has taken care of the protection and security of victims of gender violence.

It publishes articles on gender violence and school bullying in magazines such as Letras de Parnaso —Cartagena, Mandragora — Chile, on the official website of the UNEE (National Union of Writers of Spain); in Atlantica XXII (Magazine of Thought).

He has participated as a collaborator in the Radio Television of the Principality of Asturias, in the space "Not one less", addressing real cases of violence against women and children. He has participated in the radio space «Caminos», the Asturias X2 program of the Radio Television of the Principality of Asturias, together with the historian Álvaro Solano, traveling the Camino de Santiago Primitivo through history, mythology and literature.

Author of texts on violence, with the titles: "162 orphans" and "School bullying"; Works with which he has participated in two editions of the collection: Something to say - Ateneo Blasco Ibáñez de Valencia.

He currently resides in the city of Oviedo. He is studying Language and Literature at the National University of Distance Education.

He publishes his first literary work in 2016, entitled "Hell, heaven and earth a green suit"; deals with small remnants of the life of a Benemérita agent and his syndrome of the north.

It is part of a project called "Educating in Equal Justice" in Asturias, made up of judges, prosecutors and lawyers, together with whom it makes presentations at different secondary schools on gender violence. He is part of "Writers for Human Rights" of the Ateneo Blasco Ibáñez de Valencia, he is a delegate of that entity in Asturias.

He has published on travel, roads to Santiago, terrorism, in the newspaper El Monárquico, Liter Nauta magazine, La Alcazaba, in the Visítame Magazine - New York and in the Long Island daily newspaper - New York. Collaborator in the newspaper del Oriente and in the newspaper La Nueva España - Asturias. Integrated as coordinator for the European continent of a prestigious International Meeting of Ibero-American Writers in Paris. Delegate of the Union of Writers of Spain in Asturias; correspondent and columnist for the prestigious magazine Enki - Mallorca in Asturias; columnist in El Pitazo - Venezuela (newspaper awarded the Ortega y Gasset Prize 2019, and the Gabo Prize 2019).

He publishes his second literary work dated February 2018 under the name "730,000 steps on the roads of Santiago", thoughts, landscapes, myths, legends and historical reviews that the author himself finds on the primitive and Portuguese roads to Santiago.

He publishes a third book with the Babidi bu publishing house: Dad, count my drawings !, a project used and advised by both national and international teachers due to the values it carries. Currently, Dad is counting my drawings! It is found in national schools in: Asturias, Galicia, Cantabria, Madrid, Aragón, Murcia, Mallorca, Castilla y León; and international in Paris and Panama.

Invested Corresponding Academician of the "International Academy of Sciences, Technology and Humanities" of Valencia, on November 9, 2019.


2020 MASKED!

On September 29 and 30 of the current year, the IV Meeting of Hispano-American Literature was held in the ever-eternal and beautiful city of Paris. It is impossible to refer to this great literary meeting without alluding to its founder, Doña Flor María Muñoz Bañales , of Mexican - Panamanian, Basque - Spanish origin; promoter of culture in its thousand variants: painting, sculpture, literature .... Mentions to the Honorary President of the meeting, Doña Rocío Durán Barba , Franco-Ecuadorian writer. We review Doña Claudia Moriamé, responsible for public relations and communication. All of them are the soul and organization of this event in question.


The meeting begins with a few words from the Spanish Ambassador to France: HE, Mr. José Manuel Albares Bueno: «There are some events in which I participate as an ambassador, as a person, that represent more than others and this is one of them, here we are paying homage to our common language, that which identifies us as a society and as a community .... »


A few words from the Cultural Director of the Cervantes Institute, Mr. Domingo García Cañedo , and then the following intervene: the founder, the Honorary President and the Minister in Charge of Business of the Embassy of Ecuador in France: Mr. Jorge Luis Serrano .


In the meantime:


In Paris it rains. The curtain opens: the cumulonimbus have risen early and have crowded into a static sky. Huge shapes with very swollen cheeks, hanging, suspended from the sky. The thickest and blackest clouds are constantly moving in a race that is directly proportional to the strength of the wind. Twenty-one literary souls rage against the glass door that presides over the structure of the Instituto Cervantes in Paris. Poets and essayists, novelists, some lovers of literary artifacts decipher the creaking turn of the lock on that glass door; the one that is nailed and, with a "ñ" drawn. A proper name: Cervantes. After the first three poets, three other novelists showed their profiles; each one from his mother: the first one with white skin, another one with brown complexion, and the tallest girl, with curly, dark and beautiful hair; The three of them smile at each other, while they scan the horizon. "Il pleut ?, thinks the Spaniard born France (in Clermont Ferrand)". They prepare to take the stand and tell their way through the letters.


And it happens that: the rivers flow into an ocean of fog. The water falls infinitely vertical during the first minutes. He listens from the podium with his colored mask, how the bodies get wet in the streets of Paris. The water skin is ephemeral.


Tomorrow, or perhaps in a while, the sun will have drunk the rain; the soil will have dried up, the plants ... the sky cries with joy at the start of the IV Meeting of Hispano-American Literature in Paris.


Among the attending personalities we refer to:


HE Issamary Sánchez Ortega , Ambassador of Panama in France.

HE Patrick Boursin , Permanent Ambassador of France.

HE Carlos Antonio Carrasco , Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, formerly UNESCO. Doña Dayra Carrizo , Economic Manager of the Embassy of Panama in France. Mr. Justo Pastor Mellado, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Chile.

Mrs. Olga Sofía Spieguel , niece of the Vice President of the Republic of Panama.
The Panamanian soprano, Doña Libia Montaño.


Writers and poets involved:


Ecuador: Rocío Durán Barba , presented “Ecuador”.


Equatorial Guinea: Justo Bolekia Boleká : Cultural resistance in Afro-Hispanic literary production: "Culture is a set of linguistic, spiritual, material, intellectual characteristics of a social group ...."


Guatemala: Karla Martina Olascoaga Dávila , presented: "Without waiting for an answer": «Defeated, I would like to loosen the ties this afternoon ....»


Colombia: Eduardo García Aguilar , presented: "The route of ifligenia".


Honduras: José Miralda , presented: "The night watchman." «It is the story of the jungle ....».


Chile: Rodrigo Ramis , presented: “In the heart of being (I take off my shoes and start walking from this life). Words spoken with assonance rhythm in pairs and sung
walking from that, which is his life.


Uruguay: Ingrid Tempel , presented: "Asia in the heart".


Costa Rica: Marianela Sáenz Mora , presented: Transgress (se). «Releasing the dark hummingbird in the ink ...».


Cuba: Jacobo Machover , presented: "My uncle David, died in deportation and I". "They thought they would be free in Vichy France, but unfortunately they weren't ...".


Dominican Republic: Denisse Español , presented: “Sinfonía de la sal”.


Panama: Corina Rueda Borrero , presented: “Yesterday will be another day” and Nicole Almazora Candanedo, presented: “Desandanzas”.


Round table: "Writing in exile".



Argentina: Luisa Futoransky, presented: "Marching by day." His humor mingles with his elegant poetry; it catches even the one who dares to avoid poetry.

María Dulce Kugler , presented: "Adela disappears."


Mexico and Nicaragua : Yasmín Díaz Sánchez and Rubén Darío IV and Lacayo (great-grandson of Rubén Darío), presented: Rubén Darío: The legacy. "It was a delight to pay homage to the Prince of Castilian letters with a collection of sonnets written in Alexandrian verses."


Monica Rojas , presented: "The voice of childhood in times of war and The blue mariquita".


Spain: Xavier Eguiguren , presented: “5 Destinations, sounds and colors of 1 Civil Guard”.


El Salvador: Wills Méndez , presented: “Disenchanted”.


Bolivia: Carlos Antonio Carrasco , presented: "The last confession of a libertine." Puerto Rico: Sandra Santana, presented: "The button factory."


Venezuela: Olenka Carrasco , presented: "The conjugation of images, the capture of the word."


Paraguay: Delfina Acosta , presented: "Naked poems".


Peru: Porfirio Mamani Maceda , presented: "The poet and loneliness."


Round table: "The world of translation". María José Lun , Carlos Antonio Carrasco and Olenka Carrasco .

Each writer returns to his city:


The awakening of the day before yesterday still resounds in the ear, in that magical place that is Paris; they were beautiful and soft whispers. The memory of a melody remains that corresponds to the lightness we want for ourselves: light the earth; fatigue ... It was a beginning of Alexandrian verses. Suddenly it broke gently into my thoughts: Handel's "Hail Mary"; it emerged from between the colored walls; Those that delimited our being and being at the Cervantes Institute in Paris. I remember a glass door with a red “ñ” saying goodbye to all the writers. We left behind a beautiful meeting for interiors with a thousand paragraphs.


See you next year. Until the next meeting: the V Meeting of Hispano-American Literature in Paris.

Xavier Eguiguren

Correspondent in Europe for “Visítame Magazine”.

Xavier Eguiguren

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