Hi all,

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", https://ca.wikisource.org/wiki/La_vaca_cega)

https://ca.wikisource.org/wiki/Viquitexts:Dia_de_la_poesia (link to event page)

We also used this opportunity to record Voice intro project (https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquiprojecte:La_veu_és_lliure) 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.

Go on!

Carles (KRLS)