THE year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, the most important Spanish literary work of all time.
Like many other Axarquia municipalities, Rincon de la Victoria has decided to capitalise on Cervantes fever by launching a new contest in which avid readers can contribute an extra chapter to the sprawling masterwork.
The title of the new chapter is ‘What happened to our horseman and his squire when they spent a night in the pub in Benagalbon.’
Readers of all ages are welcome to participate in the contest, although the work must be done in Spanish. Eventually a jury will single out the five most impressive entries for special recognition. The writers of these entries will have a later opportunity to read their work aloud at a ceremony on April 29. The contest is only a smaller part of a larger cultural initiative taking place in Rincon, in which council members and special interest groups like Friends of the Library of Benagalbon have organised various activities to spread the love of literature and reading far and wide throughout Axarquia.
Those looking for more information about the contest can contact the Benagalbon Municipal Library. The deadline for submissions is April 14.