Tribute to writer Manuel Mora Serrano
The writer and lawyer, a native of Duarte province, was recognized in the XXIII edition of "A day with the author and his work", a program with which each year the university recognizes a prominent figure
SANTO DOMINGO. To his 84 years of age the writer, literary researcher, poet and lawyer Manuel Mora Serrano was recognized by the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), through the Area of Social Sciences and Humanities, in the twenty-third edition of the program "Un day with the author and his work ", which takes place annually to honor a prominent figure in the country for his work.
In the activity, the students of schools and colleges make artistic presentations to highlight the highlights of the work of the honored author. On this occasion, the Santa Teresita School presented "Manuel Mora Serrano: The Human Being"; the Babeque Secondary School made the performance "Las Ciguapas de Mora Serrano; Identity, myth and symbolism "; the Lux Mundi Educational Community executed the play "Manolo el trotamundos"; while the choir of the Educational Center Las Américas presented "Mora Serrano, reveries that it provokes", a look at the artistic creation of the author francomacorisano.
In addition, the poets Cayo Claudio Espinal, Ramón Rosario and Avelino Stanley spoke at the colloquium "Manuel Mora Serrano; three voices, three visions. " The event that was held in the Julio Ravelo room of the Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi Library Fountain was headed by the rector Rolando Guzmán, who offered a few words of welcome to the honored writer.
Professor Carlos Cabrera, coordinator of the program "A day with the author and his work" welcomed those present and the dean of the Social Sciences and Humanities Area, Elsa Alcántara spoke the closing words of the event.
About Mora Serrano
Mora Serrano is an honorary member of the Athenaeum of Moca and the Renovation Society of Puerta Plata; He presided over the literary society Amigos de la Verdad y la Belleza (founded in 1961 and still active), and the Recreational and Cultural Club of Pimentel.
From his column "Revelations", published for more than three decades (1971-2017) in different newspapers of Santo Domingo, he has promoted the national literature, especially that of the writers of the North of the country.
His research has helped to rescue many authors and works forgotten by local history and literary criticism. He has also traveled abroad several times representing the national literature.
In 1979 he won the Siboney prize with the novel Goeíza. In 2013, he was awarded the Caonabo de Oro Prize, awarded by the Dominican Association of Journalists and Writers (ADPE). That same year, the Arte Miches literary society of Puerto Plata declared it "Living Monument of the Dominican Literature". From his marriage to Josefina Ramis Bruno, now deceased, he procreated four daughters: Taiana, Odaína, Maricécili and Ana Patricia.
Mora Serrano currently has the essay "Modernism and Criollisms in Santo Domingo at the end of the 19th century (The literary mob and literary myths)", but his work published up to now compiles in:
• Celebration of dark wine (2006)
• Symphony in Greater Fear (2009-)
• Domino game (1973)
• Goeíza (1980)
• Say Samán (1984)
• The day God hears the poor (1987)
• Cockroaches (1993)
• The placid angel (2010)
• La Luisa (2016)
• Spanish 6: Dominican and Spanish-American Literature (1978)
• Postumism and Vedrinism: first Dominican avant-gardes (2011)
• The price of fervor (1999)
• Revelations of Pimentel (2008)
• Poetic anthology of Domingo Moreno Jimenes (1999)
• Amor Amorosa by Domingo Moreno Jimenes (2009)