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Samara Welcomes Tatiana Lobo to 2010 International Book Fair and Film Festival
By Ashley Steyaert

This January Samara’s Intercultura Language School joins forces with “Libros Pregonario” for the 4th annual International Book Fair and Film Festival to exhibit Latin American literature and film to the public. Beginning on January 18th the school extends a open invitation to discuss, purchase and exchange a wide variety of books in both Spanish and English. In conjunction with the Book Fair, the school is also hosting an International Film Festival, which will present 6 diverse films from various Latin American countries including Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

As a special honor, this year the event will be attended by internationally renowned Latin American literary figure, Tatiana Lobo. Having resided in Costa Rica for over 40 years, the Chilean born writer has published numerous short stories, plays and novels, several of which having received prestigious recognition such as Mexico’s Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Costa Rica’s Premio Nacional Aquileo J. Echeverría awards. Lobo will present an exhibition of her work at the Book Fair on January 27th, 28th and 29th.

The International Book Fair is open to the public in the beachfront gardens of the Intercultura Language School Campus in Samara all day Monday through Friday from January 18th through the 29th, 2010. The International Film Festival will take place on various evenings during the aforementioned dates at 7:00pm, film schedule detail are to be announced.

For more information please contact the Intercultura Language School in Samara at 2656-0127, [email protected] or www.samaralanguageschool.com.

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Reed Foehl and Jefferson Hamer brings country folk songcraft to Nosara

From the mountains of Colorado to the sands of Nosara, singer songwriter Reed Foehl dazzled audiences here recently with his smooth country-folk melodies. Although this was his first trip to Costa Rica, his mellow stylings, accompanied by Jefferson Hamer, were well suited for the tranquilo beach vibe here.

Performing songs from his three CDs, with many crowd favorites and requests, Foehl’s songwriting style demonstrated solid melodies, and a storytelling style that put him in league with his influences, including John Prine, Neil Young and the Grateful Dead. More >

Koss Art Gallery Sheds Light on Local Area Creativity

Tucked behind the hustle-bustle of vacationing beach goers, at the end of two rows of palm trees outlining an aisle fit for a seaside wedding, the Jaime Koss Art Gallery stands bold and proud as one of the little-known cultural highlights of Samara Beach. The man behind the gallery, and the creator of the art that brings it to life is the long-time local resident affectionately known as Don Jaime. The 65-year-old visionary can be found diligently shoveling sand in front of his property upward against the effects of the tide on any given morning, leisurely clad in brightly colored swim trunks, a short sleeved (if any) button-up shirt and his signature Little Mermaid baseball cap. More >

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Recipe Thieves – Beware talented local chefs – your secrets are no longer safe!

This month’s victim: Jairo Cordero Hernandez, Kitchen Leader of Harmony Hotel Restaurant. Jairo, born and raised in Nosara, started off as a dishwasher at Harmony Hotel Restaurant over 3 years ago. And for 2 years now, he is one of two Kitchen Leaders at this world-class establishment. He shares this role with another Nosara local, Yuliana, who is one of the few female top chefs in Guanacaste. More >

 

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