“Along with Brazil, the Caribbean coast of Colombia where I was born, is the part of Latin America where you feel the strongest influence of Africa.”
Gabriel García Márquez.
Do you want to apply to the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Journalism Fellowship? In its fourth year, this program sponsored by the FNPI and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia will invite 15 journalists – all expenses paid – to explore the traces of Africa in the Caribbean with Héctor Feliciano and Jonathan Levi. Levi, one of the directing teachers of the fellowship, will answer questions from interested applicants about the work fellows will be doing, the role teachers play and application requirements live in English.
When is the webinar?
Date: Thursday, 7 July
Time: 10:00 A.M. (Colombia time)
This year the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Journalism Fellowship seeks to explore African influence in the Caribbean. The activities will be held in Cartagena de Indias, one of the main Spanish ports in the 16th and 17th centuries, and San Basilio de Palenque, a stronghold for slaves resisting Spanish rule in the colonial era. Both places were named World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1984 and 2008, respectively.
About Jonathan Levi
Following graduation from Yale University, Levi received a Mellon Fellowship to study at Cambridge University, where in 1979 he co-founded the literary magazine Granta and served as U.S. Editor until 1987.
After leaving Granta, Levi divided his time between writing and producing. He is the author of two novels, A Guide for the Perplexed, and the recent Septimania. His plays and operas have been performed in the US, England, Italy, the Netherlands and Georgia. Levi’s many short stories and articles have been published in Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Terra Nova, The Nation and The New York Times.
Levi divides his time between New York and Rome, where he writes for The International New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler and serves as Artistic Advisor for the Zaubersee Festival in Luzern, Switzerland.