La Casa Encendida welcomes the second edition of Primera Persona Madrid, while the same festival celebrates its sixth anniversary at the CCCB in Barcelona.
The courtyard of La Casa Encendida will host the second edition of Primera Persona Madrid, a festival where authors of every age will share snippets of their lives with the public in a very casual, personable way. Participants will offer lectures, talks and performances prepared specifically for the occasion.
This year’s festival will open with the writer, poet and music and literary critic Carlos Zanón and Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos, two prominent names in contemporary Spanish literature. We will also have the honour of receiving the writer and musician Joe Pernice, who will tell us about his latest book and play several of his compositions for us, and London-based music journalist and writer Jon Savage. On Saturday the festival will continue as British writer and novelist Jonathan Coe is interviewed by writer and journalist Mercedes Cebrián. New York native Kate Bolick, author of the bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, will be accompanied by the writer and cultural activist Silvia Nanclares. Finally, vocalist Ana Curra, the "Spanish queen of punk", will take the stage with emerging visual artist, writer and draughtswoman Alicia Kopf. These two artists, who may be considered representatives of dissimilar creative generations, will share their visions and passions in a tailor-made chat.
Directed by Kiko Amat and Miqui Otero.
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12 May 2017Concerts, Literature, Talks Carlos Zanón and Juan Pablo Villalobos
In Primera Persona, the two writers will reflect on the sacking of personal memories and the mutation of reality into (…)
12 May 2017Literature, Talks Jon Savage
The British music historian and critic will tell us more about his latest publications.
12 May 2017Concerts, Literature, Talks Joe Pernice
American author Joe Pernice will tell us about his latest book, It Feels So Good When I Stop, and play several of his (…)
13 May 2017Literature, Talks Jonathan Coe and Mercedes Cebrián
This year, Madrid audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear one of the most inspired and entertaining novelists (…)
13 May 2017Literature, Talks Kate Bolick and Silvia Nanclares
New York author Kate Bolick will share the stage with Silvia Nanclares, an enthusiastic and respected activitist, (…)
13 May 2017Literature, Talks Ana Curra and Alicia Kopf
The artist and musician Ana Curra and the writer and visual artist Alicia Kopf will share their visions and passions in (…)