First, the writer of the book you are reading in your Spanish lessons, David Lozano, visited us. You were really lucky to be able to meet him face to face and it was very interesting, as Emili said, almost as gripping as the book. Here you can see the pic I took of your group.
In English lesson we had talked about some of the English words and the English/American authors that appear in “Donde surgen la sombras” hadn’t we? Words connected with computers such as nick, enter, password. In his talk and while answering the questions you asked him, he admitted he had been influenced by some of the writers we had talked about in class: Lovecraft and Poe among others.
We set off this year in a library and, as we move on, books keep on popping up in our blog. Tomorrow, Paula Gomila, from our group will receive a reward, as she was finalist of the contest of a library logo. Congratulations to her.
Congratulations to your group too. You asked really interesting questions to David Lozano. I’m sure he felt you are a group that enjoy reading and is interested in books.
After David Lozano talk, we had to rush to the Gran Hotel to see Terenga, a show of traditional music and dance from Senegal. A week ago, Carmen, our librarian, had come to our class to talk about Senegal, where she had spent two weeks last year. (see post 3.en.73) Carmen, apart from travelling, loves books very much and she is also the one that made it possible for you to meet David Lozano.
From watching your reactions, I think you have enjoyed the show and the talk, but I will wait for your comments in the blog to see if I am right. Next week we shall talk about it and go back to the power point about Senegal. Griots, are responsible for story telling and, in a way, we could think of them as some kind of living audio books.
Learning takes place in and outside the classroom, don’t you think?
- What did you think of David Lozano talk?
- Did you like Teranga?
Homework: Post your comments to the blog for Friday 18th March.