Sofía Castañón Candidature for Asturies

Sofía Castañón

I am 32 years old, I was born in Xixón and I was brought up in Mieres. For the last nine years I have worked as an audio-visual producer and before that I worked as a TV presenter and producer and cultural journalist. I have published various books of poems in Castilian Spanish and in Asturiano. Some of these books have received prizes: (Asturias Joven 2006, Pablo García Baena 2007, Nené Losada Rico 2009) and also some artistic projects (Astragal Prize 2006 and 2012). A Student Residence was my home for one year. As a poet I have participated in festivals inside and outside of Spain. I run workshops on literary creation and I have supervised neighbourhood reading clubs. I have made videos and documentaries on cultural and social topics. Se dice poeta (2014) is a feminist documentary and my first full length film as a director. I am the mother of a three-year-old child.

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