Alma Karla Sandoval

PhD Researcher, Writer and Journalist

Cuernavaca, Morelos (México)

From October 28 to November 11, 2019

Biography —

Poet, narrator, Mexican journalist and researcher. PhD in Literature, she obtained the scholarships of FOECA and FONCA in 1999 and 2001. In 2010, she obtained the Scholarship of Creators and Performers of the PECDA for her short stories. Winner of the National Journalism Award AMMPE, in 2011, and the Floral Games of Cuernavaca, Morelos, in 2012. In 2013 she was given the Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Poetry Prize. It is the Tec Women´s Award for her work in Art. Winner of the National Prize for Narrative Dolores Castro 2015 and the first Floral Games of Tepic, Nayarit, 2015, in Poetry. She was recognized with 2016 ITESM Inspiring Professor Award. She was again awarded the PECDA fellowship for Creators with Career in 2018.  She won the 2019 Government Merit Award in Morelos in Chronicle. Her work has been translated into English, French, Portuguese and Russian. 

Project —

I propose a sensory translation, by writing rhythms and poetic images, of the regions of Catalunya from its barracks to the “ramblistic” circulation that defines its capital, but also Lleida, Girona and Tarragona. This transit of migratory bird is the one that i am interested in consigning from a pilgrim and foreign gaze that is being integrated into the Catalan concert from the noises, smells, textures, flavors of a city and of the fields whose postcards are nutritious from diversity and melting pot. Therefore, the central characters of this project will represent the diversity of religions, sexual and gender orientation, socio-economic circumstances, as well as the origin of different countries.