Contributed - ALFA

The association of literature and film friends in the Algarve

A associação dos amigos da leitura e do filme no Algarve

ALFA – the association of literature friends in the Algarve holds a literature salon in English.

Every first Monday of the month, at 7.30 p.m. sharp a gathering of authors and readers will inspire to unknown creativity.

ALFA is not a book club, where you have to read certain books in order to participate.

Here you listen to others reading, get food for thoughts and become inspired to read or write, paint or sing, simply be creative.

Next event:

When: 7.30 pm sharp, on monday,
7th of June 2010
Where: Convento de S. José, Lagoa

With: Lynne and Peter Booker
Peter Booker will be chairing the meeting and he will talk about the book,The Madness of Queen Maria: The R emarkable Life of Maria I of Portugal by Jeni- fer Roberts. Also appearing will be Paul Rees and Charles May, publishers of Algarves ́s e- newspaper,get real. Find out about the trials and tribulations of the media business. Lynne Booker will discuss her new cultural project with get real: writing about people who live in the Algarve, either full or part time and who contribute to enhancing the region´s cultural diversity.

Lynne would like attendees of the ALFA session to contribute their ideas.

'I think an "Algarve Living Legends" series could interest many readers and encourage people to come forward with suggestions. I would like something ´interactive´ and I think get real is upfront in promoting culture here in the Algarve. As you know I have always felt that the Ministry of Culture, the Câmaras and those promoting tourism should emphasise the multinational and multicultural nature of the Algarve. The amount of talent here is amazing yet many talented people are struggling.' Paul Rees

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8504-913 Portimão

mail: alfacult@gmail.com
Tel 00351 282 413 160
Mobile: 00351 917 602 607
lit.ALGARVE 16-19 September 2010 - the first international literature festival in the Algarve brings appr. 50 authors from 8 countries to the Algarve, who will appear in Albufeira, Armação de Pera, Lagoa, Portimão, Olhão, S. Bras de Alportel and Tavira.

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