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Primera Persona Madrid 2017

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Primera Persona Madrid 2017

From 12 to 13 May 2017

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2
Madrid
28012
Spain

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 2017
    Jon Savage
    Literature, Talks Jon Savage

    The British music historian and critic will tell us more about his latest publications.

  • 12 May 2017
    Carlos Zanón and Juan Pablo Villalobos
    Concerts, 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 (…)

  • 12 May 2017
    Joe Pernice
    Concerts, Literature, Talks Joe Pernice

    American author Joe Pernice will tell us about his latest book, It Feels So Good When I Stop, and (…)

  • 13 May 2017
    Jonathan Coe and Mercedes Cebrián
    Literature, Talks Jonathan Coe and Mercedes Cebrián

    This year, Madrid audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear one of the most inspired and (…)

  • 13 May 2017
    Kate Bolick and Silvia Nanclares
    Literature, Talks Kate Bolick and Silvia Nanclares

    New York author Kate Bolick will share the stage with Silvia Nanclares, an enthusiastic and respected (…)

  • 13 May 2017
    Ana Curra and Alicia Kopf
    Literature, Talks Ana Curra and Alicia Kopf

    The artist and musician Ana Curra and the writer and visual artist Alicia Kopf will share their (…)

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