Location Cordisburgo, Minas Gerais
Grantee 2005
Attended areas Education and Culture

Estórias fazendo Histórias

The small city of Cordisburgo, Minas Gerais, is the birthplace of one of Brazil’s greatest authors, João Guimarães Rosa. Learning about his work is considered essential to understanding Brazil’s social history, but the richness of his vocabulary makes the reading challenging.

The Associação de Amigos do Museu Casa Guimarães Rosa teaches local youths to tell stories; they narrate the author’s texts with the goal of promoting his work and stimulating tourism in the area. The organization received an Incentive Award in 2005, and the rest of the grant was received in 2006 to replicate the workshops in several local schools. The literature workshops are dedicated to preserving the memory and spreading the work of the author, as well as encouraging the habit of reading within the community.

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