Last 21st March was the world poetry day. Catalan wikisourcers, Amical
Wikimedia and Catalan libraries organized a poetry recital in Filmoteca of
Catalonia (Barcelona). Well-known poets, writers and Catalan culture
activists were invited to recite and record Public Domain Catalan poems for
Wikisource Spoken. In the morning, 12 poems had been recorded, now
available in Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource. (example, "La vaga cega",
(link to event
We also used this opportunity to record Voice intro project (
) and take some
photos for their own wikipedia articles.
In my opinion, this event was successful and a perfect opportunity to
approach Wikisource to libraries and Catalan writers. Amical Wikimedia
expects to repeat this event next year.
PS: (spoilers) Amical Wikimedia and Catalan libraries are working hard in
the recording of Catalan public domain fairytales for Wikisource. We are
also working in a Sister Projects Day on October 2014, too.