Hermanos Saíz Association opens doors to young literary talents
Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) opens doors to young literary talents.

The branch of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS by its acronym in Spanish) in Las Tunas keeps open, until August 31st, the call for the 39th edition of the Portus Patris Literary Award, which this year invites in the category of narrative for adults.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- This time, the contest is dedicated to the Cuban writer Eduardo Heras León, National Literature Prize 2014, who died in April this year, renowned for his cultivation of the short story genre and director of the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Literary Training Center since its foundation.

Although in recent years the central activities of the literary competition have moved to the capital city of Las Tunas, its allegorical name for the northern municipality of Puerto Padre makes it clear that the event continues to be a safe harbor for the new vanguard of writers.

The Portus Patris invites all Cubans living in the country under the age of 35, whether or not they are members of the AHS, to participate, and the results of the competition will be announced at the end of September, the date on which the event is traditionally held with the presence of its winners, participants, and guests to exchange about the literary exercise in its different manifestations.

Workshops, conferences, readings of texts, and other activities are part of an event in which the possibility of publication and promotion of a new promising Cuban writer is rewarded, as the works presented must be unpublished and not committed to any national or foreign publishing house.

The AHS opens a door to creation with the support of the Provincial Center for Book and Literature, the local Sanlope Publishing House, and the Directorate of Culture in Las Tunas. The competition born in La Villa Azul de los Molinos (Blue Village of the Windmills), Puerto Padre, is one of the most prestigious for those seeking to plant a flag in the world of literature.