Festival de la Palabra 2017 in New York

  • Literature
  • New York
  • Thu, October 12 —
    Sat, October 14, 2017
Festival de la Palabra 2017 in New York

The 8th edition of the Literature Festival brings readers and writers together in a series of readings, lectures, and workshops to promote the exchange of literature and ideas.

The central topic of the VIII Festival de la Palabra is Shared Stories, a reflection on the cultural relationship between old colonies and colonizing countries. The discussion will focus on how old colonized territories have claimed their independence and have been able to influence the colonizing country’s culture through a constant dialogue.

Several writers from Spain and Latin America will participate: Fernando Aramburu, Jesús Carrasco, Juan Cruz, Alberto Manguel, Jon Lee Anderson, Eduardo Lalo, Miguel Gomes, Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy, Giovanna Rivero, Eduardo Lago, Jesús Carrasco, Javier Valcárcel, Miguel Gomes, Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy, José Manuel Fajardo and Janette Becerra.

On Thursday, October 12

  • At Instituto Cervantes New York, 211 East 49th street, New York, 10017.
  • At 6 pm. Historias compartidas: Biblioteca Mundo by Alberto Manguel (Argentina).
  • At 7 pm. Diásporas I: The Canary Islands: A Cultural History by Juan Cruz (España).
  • At 8 pm. La memoria impura with Jesus Carrasco (España), Fernando Aramburu (España), Eduardo Lalo (Puerto Rico) and Jon Lee Anderson (USA).

On Friday, October 13

  • At Instituto Cervantes New York, 211 East 49th street, New York, 10017.
  • At 6 pm. Diásporas II: historias del desplazamiento with Miguel Gomes (Venezuela), Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy (Puerto Rico), José Manuel Fajardo (España) & Janette Becerra (Puerto Rico).
  • At 7 pm. Diásporas III: Patria by Fernando Aramburu ( España).

On Saturday, October 14

  • At New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018.
  • At 2 pm. Las voces silenciadas with Caridad La Bruja (Puerto Rico), Claudia Salazar Jiménez (Perú) and Xavier Valcárcel (Puerto Rico).
  • At 3 pm. Las historias que nos comen por dentro with Giovanna Rivero (Bolivia), Eduardo Lago (España) and Jesús Carrasco (España).
  • At 4 pm. Recital with Caridad La Bruja (poetry), Javier Valcárcel (poetry), Miguel Gomes (flash fiction / microrrelatos), Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy (poetry) and Jannette Becerra (poetry).


Venue map

Instituto Cervantes New York and New York Public Library, New York



More information

Festival de la Palabra


Organized by Festival de la Palabra, Instituto Cervantes and the Consulate General of Spain in New York. Curated by José Manuel Fajardo



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