Poetic encounters in Cartagena with Bella Clara Ventura
The Colombian author will present her new book "Almas de papel" in Cartagena de Indias.
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Cartagena is a city that inspires everyone, but especially writers, who find in the 'Corralito de Piedra' the perfect place to show to the world their creations turned into texts, as is the case of the poet Bella Clara Ventura.
Ventura, who is a Colombian film director, screenwriter and producer, will be presenting her book "Almas de papel" at the Alianza Francesa de Cartagena this Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in a special space called "poetic encounters".
"Almas de papel" tells the story of Moisés and Fortuna, a happy marriage for years with many good things, but also bumps that have made them embrace not very recommendable habits as a way to placate anxiety. This book talks about addictions such as bulimia, drinking and extramarital sex in the minds of their characters.
This writer, who has been dedicated to literature for more than 20 years, discovered the world of literature thanks to the same editor of the Nobel Prize winner García Márquez, that is, José Vicente Kataraín, with his publishing house Oveja Negra.
The central theme of his novels usually focuses on the human condition in general, responding to "his initial interest in studying psychology," according to the official press release announcing the event.
Ventura has published more than 12 novels and 26 collections of poetry and has also been invited to literary meetings in the United States, France, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico and India.