07 Jul The writer Cristina Morató brings to Arona the lives of grand …
The Sala Chasna of the Cultural Center of Los Cristianos hosts this Tuesday (March 20) a colloquium with the writer and journalist Cristina Morató, who has traveled the world following the trail of the lives of the most audacious women in history and which is a of the most recognized international representatives of women's travel literature. Along with the Spanish novelist, researcher and traveler, the colloquium will be led by the Canarian journalist specializing in equality, Noemí Galván.
The meeting, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. and has free admission (with limited capacity), is part of the events organized by the Social Services Board and the Arona City Council to commemorate March 8, this year, under the title Women of Arona, women of the world.
With a 15-day program, the municipal initiative includes conferences, coeducational actions and artistic manifestations that seek to make visible the actions that the women of the municipality are developing to achieve real equality, as well as analyze and put into value the proposals and policies in Matter of equality from different perspectives and in the fields of sport, agriculture, sociology, the arts or journalism, an action to which the journalist and writer Cristina Morató has joined.
Will lead the colloquium Noemí Galván. Bachelor of Information Sciences, her career has always been linked to the radio. Since 2010, she is one of the voices of Canarias Radio, a public broadcaster in which, since 2016, she directs and presents a weekly program dedicated to gender equality, Ídolos de Tara.
About the author
Cristina Morató (Barcelona, 1961) studied journalism and photography. Since she was very young she has traveled the world as a reporter, making numerous articles and reports. After spending long periods in countries of Latin America, Asia and Africa, where he worked for the Spanish Health Cooperation in the current Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2005 he traveled for the first time to the Middle East, where he visited Syria and, later, Jordan.
During those years, she alternated her trips with the direction of television programs, work that she decided to abandon to dedicate herself to write about the life of the great travelers and explorers forgotten by history. In search of his traces, he visited more than 40 countries. The documents, books and data found along the way allowed her to write Intrepid and Adventurous Voyagers (2001), The Queens of Africa (2003), The Ladies of the East (2005) and Captive in Arabia (2009).
Interested in discovering the most human and less known side of the great divas of the 20th century, among them Maria Callas or Coco Chanel, she has published Divas rebels (2010). In Reinas malditas (2014), the writer tells the exciting lives of six queens and empresses marked by tragedy and who could not choose their destiny. In her latest book, Divina Lola (2017), she tells the extraordinary story of Lola Montes, one of the most famous women of the nineteenth century, a woman marked by the scandal that the world had at her feet.
Cristina Morató is a founding member of the Spanish Geographical Society (www.sge.org), and belongs to the Royal Geographic Society of London.
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