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Literary event with two Spanish writers who have recently gained both critical and popular success, in conversation with Jorge Turpo. The journalist and writer, Andrea Abreu (Spain), has worked with publications such as Tentaciones (El País), Oculta Lit, LOLA (BuzzFeed), Quimera and Vice, and is the author of the poetry book Mujer sin párpados (2017), the fanzine Primavera que sangra (2017) and the novel Panza de burro (2020), which tells the story of friendship among girls growing up in the Canary Islands. Katixa Agirre (Spain) has a doctorate in Audio-visual Communication, lectures at the University of the Basque Country and is the author of ten books of fiction. Her most recent novel, Las madres no (2019), reflects on maternity from two different points of view: that of a filicide woman, and that of the novel’s narrator, a woman about to give birth.
With the support of AC/E
The pandemic has presented great challenges to libraries and ways in which they can deal with the public. We hear about three cases of libraries which, in the midst of this extraordinary situation, found new users and turned the threat into an opportunity. Souldes Maestre, librarian at the Kankuaka Public Library, Sierra Nevada, Colombia; Ezio Neyra, Head of the National Library of Peru; and Marcelo Quevedo, Head of the Manuel Belgrano Public Book and Media Library, Argentina, will talk to Alex Alejandro, Director of Library Policy Development at the National Library of Peru.
Poet, dramatist, performer and designer, Inua Ellams is one of the most sought-after performing artists in the United Kingdom for his varied body of work. He is a member of the UK’s Royal Society of Literature and an ambassador of the Ministry of Stories organization, which promotes the potential of young writers aged between 8 and 18. Author of several poetry books, including The Half-God of Rainfall, he won a Fringe First award at the Edinburgh International Festival for his first play, The 14th Tale. Ellams also wrote the acclaimed play Barber Shop Chronicles. As well as his prolific graphic and literary production, he founded the Midnight Run, urban walks taken between nightfall and dawn, and the R.A.P. Parties, which combine the poetry slam format with urban music performance. On this occasion, Ellams will read poetry according to a selection of words that the audience will send us.
The award-winning Peruvian writer Rafael Dumett studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica School of Theatre, as well as Linguistics and Literature at the same university. He is the author of El espía del inca, the story of a member of the Inca Empire’s secret service who is called upon to rescue the Emperor Atahualpa, who has been taken captive by a group of foreigners. This novel’s historical rigor is capable of transporting the reader to one of the most decisive moments in the history of Peru and indeed the whole of the Americas: the conquest of Inca territory. In conversation with Jorge Bedregal.
The extraordinary singer and music researcher Susana Baca will talk to Rodrigo Sarmiento, writer and biographer of Chabuca Granda, author of Llego rasgando cielos, luz y vientos (2020), and with the historian and sociologist Raúl Álvarez Espinoza. Baca will talk about her experiences and anecdotes with the great singer and composer Chabuca Granda, now that we are celebrating the centennial of her birth. During this session we will have the opportunity to learn the thoughts and impressions that the author of La flor de la canela made on the most renowned living singer of Peru, the gifted Susana Baca.