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ISLA Festival 2013 – Instituto Cervantes Dublín – Oct 18th-20th

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This is probably the best literary festival you haven’t heard of, certainly it nearly passed me by without noticing it. It has some familiar faces such as Marina Carr, Paula Meehan, John Banville and Eileen Battersby, and a few writers from Spain and South American countries such as Susana Cella (Argentina), Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (Spain), René Vázquez Díaz (Cuba), Susana Cella (Argentina), Julio Espinosa (Chile), Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (Spain), Fernando Sánchez Dragó (Spain).

The events will be simultaneously translated to English and Spanish. The best thing about it is that all events are free! There are limited numbers, so contact the Cervantes Institute if you’re interested. You can find full details here.

October 18th-20th – Instituto Cervantes Dublin

Friday, 18th October 2013

4pm – 4.45pm – Official opening speech by Irish writer John Banville

Remembering Seamus Heaney: Reading of sonnets by actor Tom Hickey

5pm – 6.15pm

Poetry as a Calling: Profession or Possession?

Chaired by: Lorna Shaughnessy (NUI Galway)

Authors

René Vázquez Díaz (Cuba)

Daniel Freidemberg (Argentina)

Tomás Mac Síomóin (Ireland)

6.30pm – 7.15pm

Today we are reading with

Introduced by: Bill Richardson (NUI Galway)

Authors

Daniel Freidemberg (Argentina)

Tomás Mac Síomóin (Ireland)

Paula Meehan (Ireland)

Kirmen Uribe (Spain)

Enrique Vila-Matas (Spain)

7.30pm

Wine Reception

Saturday 19th October 2013

11.30am – 12.45pm

Dublin and Other Cities of Literature

Chaired by: Ciaran Cosgrove (Trinity College Dublin)

Authors

John Banville (Ireland)

Eileen Battersby (United States)

Enrique Vila-Matas (Spain)

2.00pm – 3.15pm

The Novel, Memory and Resistance

Chaired by: Cara Levey (University College Cork)

Authors:

John Boyne (Ireland)

Julio Espinosa (Chile)

Kirmen Uribe (Spain)

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Today we are reading with

Introduced by: Carmen Sanjulián (Instituto Cervantes)

Authors:

John Banville (Ireland)

Eilleen Battersby (United States)

John Boyne (Ireland)

Álvaro Enrigue (Mexico)

María Tena (Spain)

4.30pm – 5.45pm

Hispanic Power

Chaired by: Catherine Leen (NUI Maynooth)

Authors:

Álvaro Enrigue (Mexico)

María Tena (Spain)

Fernando Sánchez Dragó (Spain)

6.00pm – 7.10pm

Film screening: «Antonio Machado: Destierro y muerte de un poeta»

Documentary on Antonio Machado

2005 (Spain).66 min.

In Spanish + English subtitles

Sunday, 20th October 2013

11.00am – 12.30pm

A Question of Genres

Chaired by: Jean Philippe Imbert (Dublin City University)

Authors:

Marina Carr (Ireland)

Susana Cella (Argentina)

Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (Spain)

12.45pm -13.30pm

Today we are reading with

Introduced by: Ciaran Carthy

Authors:

René Vázquez Díaz (Cuba)

Susana Cella (Argentina)

Marina Carr (Ireland) ´

Julio Espinosa (Chile)

Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (Spain)

Fernando Sánchez Dragó (Spain)

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