XIII Chá com Letras Press Release
The Embassy of India in Brasilia organized on Friday, February 10, the 13th edition of Chá com Letras, at the premises of the Embassy. Seven poets participated in the event: José Carlos Vieira, composer and editor of Correio Braziliense newspaper; Itay Tagner, Israeli poet and diplomat; Luciana Barreto, literary critic and journalist; Fernando Dusi Rocha, essayist; Janara Soares, essayist; Maxçuny Alves, artist and literary critic; and Roberto Medina, playwright and literary critic.
Poets of the diplomatic community, literature lovers, and artists took part in the event. Each reader shared poems on a variety of topics, such as Brasilia, love, pain, among others. Israeli poems, the Northeastern perspective on poetry and the challenges and motivations that writers face when starting a new poem were also shared with the public. In addition to the readings, guests tasted Indian tea and Indian cuisine.
Chá com Letras is a monthly literary event organized by the Embassy of India moderated by Abhay Kumar, poet and Minister at the Indian Embassy. In its past editions over 50 Brazilian poets, writers, novelists have taken part. In it including Nicholas Behr, Antonio Miranda, Anderson Braga Horta, Ary Quintella, Edmilson Caminha, Francisco Alvim, João Almino, Kori Bolívia among others.