International Day of Words

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The Ceremony took place under the presidency of Castilla la Mancha´s Presidents region, Mrs. Cospedal, in Toledo.


As usual we would like to inform you of the developments taking place in the international competition of Microfiction, promoted by the Fundación César Egido Serrano.


The Guinness World Records is studying the inclusion in its book of the César Egido Serrano Foundation, creator of the international contest of microfiction Museum of Words.


The Museum´s President, Mr Egido is interviewed for the Castilla la Mancha region´s TV news, where he talks about the International Flash Fiction contest, highliting the high number of countries and writers who have entered the competition.


On October 23, in Quero (Toledo), the President of the Foundation, César Egido Serrano, director of the Museo de la Palabra, Alfonso Fernández Burgos and the Deputy Director of the same, Silvia Ronquillo met with the ambassadors of different countries whose compatriots have actively participated in the calls for the international prize of Microrrelatos.

It is very significant highlight the presence at this luncheon of the Ambassador of IsraelAlon Bar and the Ambassador of Egypt, Ayman À. Zaineldine, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus (country that presides over this semester the European Union), Antonis Toumazis; the Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador, Aminta Buenaño Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, Ján Skoda accompanied by his wife; the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Neven Pelicaric; the Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland, Justin Harman. He attended as invited the poet and delegate of the Board of Castilla - La Mancha in Toledo, Fernando Jou.En a climate of distension and cordiality, diplomatic representatives visited the emblematic building of the Foundation, the Museum of the word and showed interest in the building and copies of Don Quixote in different languages that are stored in your library showcases.

After the Cervantine meal Foundation's President thanked the ambassadors for their presence at the Museum and recalled that the objective of the Foundation is none other that advance the understanding of individuals and communities of different cultures, ideologies and religions and that present in the Act diplomats representing countries with cultural, institutional and religious traditions, of various kinds. "It is true - said César Egido - as the main problem of the world infant mortality due to hunger, especially in the African continent, but the second problem is intolerance." So we want to put our initiatives and heritage at the service of understanding, dialogue and tolerance. We are extremely proud that our House is today the place of this unusual encounter. If in all countries of the world were frequent encounters like this, it would advance in the achievement of a society without violence. The word has to be the bond of humanity, as our motto, and the only tool for conflict resolution".

And he proposed all of them joining as Trustees fees of the Foundation, offer that was accepted by all of them.In his speech the Ambassador of Ireland, Justin Harman, said his enthusiasm for initiatives carried out the Foundation to enhance the Word as a concept for meeting and coexistence. The Ambassador of Ecuador returned to praising the initiatives of the Foundation, especially the generosity of its President by sponsoring a literary prize that attracts participants from nearly 100 countries in each of his calls. Because, according to the Ambassador, the word, in its literary dimension, a greater significance and reach deep and noble of the feelings of the people.The toasts the remainder of diplomatic representatives spoke commending the activities and the idea that supports at the Egido Serrano César Foundation.


The interview was broadcasted on the Castilla la Mancha´s TV channel


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