Sergio Esteban Vélez

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Sergio Esteban Vélez Peláez (born 1983)[1] is a Colombian (of Spanish descent) writer, professor and journalist.[2] He won the Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar 2010 (National Journalism Award Simon Bolivar)»,[3] the Premio Internacional de Periodismo José María Heredia 2010 (International Journalism Award Jose Maria Heredia 2010).)[4] and the Premio Cipa a la Excelencia Periodística 2012 (Cipa Award).[5] The poet Olga Elena Mattei says that Vélez represents the Andean aspect of the contemporary Colombian poetry.[6] Vélez is a Communicator of the University of Antioquia, Colombia.[7]

Born in Medellín, he studied Law and Political Science at the Bolivarian Pontifical University and studied Modern Languages at Sherbrooke University]].[8] He collaborates as a weekly columnist in the newspaper El Mundo.[9] He was the creator of the Academia Antioqueña de Letras, with Octavio Arizmendi Posada, former Minister of Education of Colombia.[10][11]

In 2002 Sergio Esteban Vélez was appointed Cultural Director of the Colegio Altos Estudios de Quirama.

Works[edit]

Books of poetry[edit]

  • "Nocturnal Glean" (Destellos nocturnos) Edited, 1996 & 1997, written at the age of 12 [12]
  • "Fire Inside" (Entre el fuego) Edited, 1998 & 1999
  • "Mystic Symphony" (Sinfonia Mística)(Sonnets, 2000) (Introduction, Octavio Arizmendi Posada, former Minister of Education – Colombia).
  • "Weave under Skin" (Urdimbre bajo la piel). Edited, 2005. Illustrations, David Manzur; introduction. O. E. Mattei, Fernando Vallejo
  • "Hollow Story" (Historia cóoncava) 2004. Introduction Meira Delmar (important Colombian poet). Special mention in the Premio Porfirio Barba Jacob
  • "Inner Rooms" 2006. Partially published by Revista Mefisto. Illustrations by David Manzur (important Colombian painter)
  • "Expanding Aura" (Para expandir el aura) (Anthological selection)[13]

History works[edit]

  • "Color in Colombian Modern Art" (Prologue by Belisario Betancur, Colombian ex president). Illustrated, full color edition, 2007.[14]
  • "David Manzur, en sus propias palabras" (Laureated thesis, 2008)
  • Dozens of essays, Literary Critics, Art Critics. Numerous articles about Distinguished men from Antioquia, History and Religious topics.

Website[edit]

http://www.sergioestebanvelez.com

Distinctions[edit]

  • "Poète de LatinArte 2013-2014" (Festival LatinArte, Montreal, Canada, 2013).[15][16]
  • Premio "Papel Periódico" (Newsprint Award). Asociación Pro Libertad de Prensa (Association for Freedom of the Press). Havana, Cuba, 2013[17]
  • Cipa Award (Premio Cipa a la Excelencia Periodística (Círculo de Periodistas de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombie, 2012).[18]
  • National Journalism Award "Simon Bolivar" (2010) (Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar)).[19]
  • International Journalism Award "José Maria Heredia" (2010) (Premio Internacional de Periodismo José María Heredia (Los Angeles, 2010).[20] ).[20][21]
  • Integral Humanistics Award (Asociación Colombiana de Profesionales Integrales ASOPROINT, 2005).
  • Finalist of the National Poetry Award "Porfirio Barba Jacob" (2004), the Literary Award "Jorge Isaacs" (2005)and the National Poetry Award "Avatares"[22]
  • Colombian delegate to the VII Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana. Santiago de Chile, octubre de 2005.
  • Quoted by Concejo de Medellín and Academia Antioqueña de Historia, in the book "Historia de Medellín: 330 años", among ten noted poets born in Medellín.
  • Various homages to his cultural work (Club Campestre, Comfama, Inteco, Academia Ant. de Letras, Centro Lit. Antioquia, Instituto Ferrini, Colegas).
  • Numerous and positive critics from specialists, writers, press and personalities, about his cultural work.
  • Numerous interviews for press, radio and TV (Colombia, USA, Latin-American, Peru, Canada)[23]
  • Poetry readings in important auditoriums of Colombia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Lima, Quebec and Montreal.[24]
  • Poems included in press reviews in Colombia, España, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Uruguay, China and Sweden.
  • Cultural promoter. Organizer and director of dozens of cultural events in Medellín.[2]
  • Ad-honorem collaborator, for more than 10 years, to many social civic, politic and ecologic groups.
  • Named member of prestigious cultural institutions (World Poets Society, Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades, Red Mundial de Escritores en Espanol, Poetas del Mundo, Unión Hispanoamericana de Escritores, Academia Colombiana de Historia Policial, Academia Antioqueña de Letras, Colegio de Academias de Antioquia, Asociación Iberoamericana de la Décima, Asociación Colombiana de Corresponsales de Prensa, Asociación Nacional de Profesionales Integrales, Fundación "Maestro Luis Uribe Bueno", Centro Literario "Antioquia").

Bibliography[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Díaz,Carlos Alberto (2011-01-09), Sergio Esteban Vélez, un virtuoso de las palabras [Sergio Esteban Vélez, a Virtuous of Words] (in Spanish), El Mundo, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  2. ^ a b Ceballos Lina."Con Urdimbre Bajo la Piel regresa El Niño Poeta" El Tiempo. Colombia. August 15, 2005. p. 2A.
  3. ^ Mejía, Diana Carolina (2010-10-13), Sergio Esteban Vélez recibe el Simón Bolívar [Sergio Esteban Vélez won the Simon Bolivar’s Award] (in Spanish), El Mundo, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  4. ^ Mejía, Diana Carolina (20 Sep 2010), Sergio Vélez gana premio de periodismo [Sergio Vélez wins Journalism Award] (in Spanish), El Mundo, retrieved 28 August 2013 
  5. ^ Mattei,Olga Elena (2012-08-02), "Sergio Esteban Vélez: Premio Cipa", El Mundo (in Spanish), retrieved 2013-08-28 
  6. ^ Olga Elena Mattei."Sergio Esteban Vélez, de niño prodigio a poeta maduro." El Mundo. Colombia. August 22, 2005. p. 2A.
  7. ^ José Alvear Sanín."Color y Arte Moderno" El Mundo. Colombia. January 30, 2008. p. 2A.
  8. ^ Sergio Esteban Vélez es designado "Poeta de LatinArte 2013-2014" [Sergio Esteban Vélez is appointed "Poet of LatinArte 2013-2014"] (in Spanish), Noticias Montreal, 2013-06-03, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  9. ^ Baena Zapata, Diana Carolina (2008-08-31), Sergio Esteban y el color [Sergio Esteban and colour] (in Spanish), El Mundo, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  10. ^ Jaime Pinzón Pinzón."Poeta di paso..." El Mundo. Colombia. January 5, 1998. p. 3A.
  11. ^ Mattei, Olga Elena (2010-10-26), Los premios de Sergio Esteban Vélez [The Awards of Sergio Esteban Vélez] (in Spanish), El Mundo, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  12. ^ VÉLEZ, Sergio Esteban. Destellos Nocturnos, Poesía. Editorial Esparta, Medellín, 1996. ISBN 958-33-0608-8.
  13. ^ Germán López."Sergio Esteban Vélez Peláez y Estancias Cerradas Tamaño Carta" Revista Mefisto. Colombia. Año 22, Número 61. 2007. pp. 30-40.
  14. ^ Alvear Sanín,José (2008-01-30), Color y Arte Moderno [Couleur et art moderne] (in Spanish), El Mundo, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  15. ^ Pérez Goyry, Pablo Felipe (2013-06-04), El poeta colombiano Sergio Esteban Vélez condecorado en Canada (in Spanish), El Espectador, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  16. ^ Sergio Esteban Vélez, columnista de El Mundo condecorado en Canada (in Spanish), El Mundo, 2013-06-07, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  17. ^ Redacción Noticias Montreal (2013-11-12), Sergio Esteban Vélez recibe reconocimiento especial de la Asociación Pro Libertad de Prensa, de La Habana (in Spanish), Noticias Montreal, retrieved 2013-11-28 
  18. ^ Aguzzi,María Gabriela (2012-08-04), Sergio Esteban Vélez es reconocido en los Premios Cipa a la Excelencia Periodística (in Spanish), Noticias Montreal, retrieved 2013-08-28 
  19. ^ Álvarez R, Hugo (2010-10-14), "Sergio Esteban Vélez", El Mundo (in Spanish), retrieved 2013-08-28 
  20. ^ a b http://www.caracol.com.co/nota.aspx?id=1363109
  21. ^ "Sergio Vélez gana premio", Revista Mefisto (in Spanish), retrieved 28 August 2013 
  22. ^ Jurado, Calificador (2010-10-02). "Acta del jurado del I Concurso Nacional de Poesía convocado por la Revista Cultural Avatares 2010". Revista Avatares (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  23. ^ VÉLEZ, Sergio Esteban. El color en el Arte Moderno Colombiano, Entrevistas y ensayos. Especial Impresores Ltda, Color Química, Medellín, 2006. ISBN 978-958-33-9831-5 P. 94-95
  24. ^ El Festival de Poesía de Montreal también habla español [Montreal Poetry Festival Also Speaks Spanish] (in Spanish), Montreal Hispano, 2013-05-14, retrieved 2013-08-28 

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