Tuesday, May 8 – 7pm – Poetry
Eduardo Bechara Baracat & Eduardo Bechara Navratilova
Eduardo Bechara Baracat was born in Deán Funes, Cordoba (Argentina) in 1975. He´s the son of a Syrian descendent father and mother, and has a bachelor in Business Administration (Universidad Blas Pascal), Cordoba, Argentina. During 2003 and 2004, he studied in Egypt and earned a Masters degree in Public Administration at American University in Cairo. From 2003 till 2006, he worked as Managing Editor for: El Gouna and Taba Heights Magazine (Both published in Cairo). He wrote essays about Politics and Economics, and worked as a consultant for Cairo Magazine, censored by Mohamed Hosny Mubarak´s government. Since 2000 he has travelled and lived outside his hometown, devoting himself to a nomad life. In 2008, he moved to Bahía, Brazil. Returned in 2010 to Deán Funes and published his first book Creaturas del Mandala (which translates as: Mandala Creatures, 2010, by El Copista & Escarabajo Publishing House). Patria del viento (which translates as: Country of wind, 2012, by Boulevard and Escarabajo Publishing House), is his second book.
Eduardo Bechara Navratilova was born November 9, 1972, in Bogotá, Colombia. He’s the son of a Lebanese descendent father and a Czech mother. In 1993 he was awarded the Juan Bautista Solarte’s medal by the Colombian Army, granted as the best soldier of the 1992’s Fourth (4th) Colombian Recruiting Direction Contingent. He graduated from Universidad de los Andes Law School in Bogotá, Colombia in 1999, and then went on to receive a degree in Commercial Law in 2000, from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. After working three (3) years as a lawyer, he did a six (6) month trip through Western and Eastern Europe, Mexico and Canada, and went back to Colombia to publish “La novia del torero” (which translates as: The Bullfighter’s Girlfriend, 2002, by La Serpiente Emplumada). He graduated from Universidad de los Andes Literature School in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2005, and published his second novel “Unos duermen, otros no” (Some Sleep, Others Don’t; 2006, by Escarabajo Publishing House). He’s a lecturer and a creative writing workshops teacher. He’s a travel chronicle writer and a Graphical Reporter for Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper. In 2007 he covered the Brazilian coast, writing chronicles to raise funds for poor children with cancer. In 2009 he graduated from a Master of Arts in fiction writing at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., where he was a creative writing teacher in 2009 and 2010. “Poemas a una ciudad un insecto y una mujer” (which translates as Poems to a city, an insect and a woman) by Escarabajo and El Copista Publishing House, from Córdoba, Argentina, 2010, is his first book of poems. He is a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines, having a principal theme of human beings and their behavior in the contemporary world.