Women Writers Month
Women Writers Edit-a-thon
Group of wikitakers meeting the press
For the sixth consecutive year, on the occasion of Women Writers' Day (Monday closest to October 15, the feast of St. Teresa of Jesus), an edit-a-thon was held in collaboration with the National Library of Spain, the Asociación Clásicas y Modernas and FEDEPE. The aim was to make women writers and their literary legacy visible through the editing, creation and improvement of articles on Wikipedia from a gender perspective. The event took place virtually on October 21; it began with the interventions of Ángel Martínez Roger (cultural director of the BNE), Mentxu Ramilo (vice-president of Wikimedia Spain), Ana Bujaldón (president of FEDEPE) and Fátima Anllo (president of Clásicas y Modernas), and then the editing phase took place. A total of 15 people participated and 30 articles were edited. In the context of this celebration, throughout October we proposed the Women Writers Month, an online edit-a-thon whose objective was to increase, in any language, the existing content on Wikipedia about women writers, and thanks to which 11 articles were edited.
Wiki Takes Altea
On October 2, Wiki Takes Altea took place, an activity with the purpose of photographing elements of this town. The activity was jointly promoted by Amical Wikimedia, Wikimedia España, the Official Association of Librarians and Documentalists of the Valencian Community (COBDCV) and the Valencian Academy of Language (AVL), and was part of the Wikiproject: Writer of the Year 2020-21: Carmelina Sánchez Cutillas. This project was initiated with the intention of working over two years to give visibility and projection to the figure of Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas, both as a writer and as a researcher, in Wikipedia and in the other sister projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Given that the author was closely related to the town of Altea, the key place of her most famous narrative work, this wiki takes was organised to photograph all those places in the town that are related to the author and the book Matter of Brittany. The images obtained can be consulted in this category.
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