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The London Spanish Book & Zine Fair is back

Welcome to London Spanish Book & Zine Fair in its second year. Have a look at the amazing VIRTUAL events taking place between the 2nd and 9th October 2020 on ZOOM

More than 60 authors and organizations will participate at the book and zine fair that promotes the Spanish language in the UK.

LSBF is delighted to also welcome internationally acclaimed authors Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina), Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (Ecuatorial Guinea / Spain) and Yaissa Jiménez (Dominic Republic) will be in conversation at the book fair.

These are some of the headlines:

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, the most recognized and internationally translated Equatorial Guinean author in conversation with José An. Montero and Inés Villodre. Through the author’s words we will discover the cultural clash between Spaniards and Guineans that constitutes the essence of his latest work, Cuando a Guinea se iba por mar(2019). (In Spanish) Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes

Claudia Piñeiro, the internationally acclaimed Argentine writer, will discuss her career, aspects of her novels and their adaptation for cinema, and will also share her views on the contemporary publishing landscape, the role of the writer as public intellectual, current feminist debates and inclusive language. with Fiona Mackintosh.(In Spanish) Sponsored by The European Bookshop

Join a discussion on what it takes to work as a poet in the 21st century. Is it possible to speak of a crisis of poetry? And of a poetry of the crisis? Poetry in times of crisis, coordinated and presented by Luis Elvira-Sierrawith the participation of writers Eduardo EmbrySonia QuinteroConsuelo Rivera-Fuentes and Juan Toledo. (In Spanish)

Deep seduction with Caribe Punk twista conversation with Dominican writer Yaissa Jiménezthat promises to be sharp and clear, without sacrificing the candid humidity of a tropical jungle. In the hands of the London-based, Venezuelan journalist Carla Tofano, who will unravel the uninterrupted moments of Yaissa’s poetry alongside her personal history. In collaboration with Metralla Rosa.

Authors Patria Román and Jessica Retis will be discussing with Silvia Rothlisberger (Literary South) their recently published book Narratives of Migration, Relocation and Belonginga publication that gives voices to the diverse diasporic Latin American communities living in the UK by exploring first and onward migration of Latin Americans to Europe, with a specific reference to London. In collaboration with Flawa Festival and Literary South. (In English)

Mexican writer Olivia Teroba will talk with Jael de la Luz García about her bookUn lugar seguro(México, Paraíso Perdido Editorial, 2019) about «the place» for to be a woman writer, holding a dialogue with the British writer Virginia Woolf and her ideas about the importance to have a room of one´s own. In collaboration with The Feminist Library (In Spanish)

Join the distinguished translators Adam Feinstein and Richard Gwyn while they discuss the specific challenges involved in translating poetry. What is the role of the translator: interpreter, intermediary between the poet and the reader? Is it ever possible to maintain the delicate balance between music and meaning, especially in two such different languages as Spanish and English? (In English)

Mariza Bafile (ViceVersa Magazine),Lucila Carzoglio (Chop Suey Magazine)Flor Coll (femiñetas)will discuss with Silvia Demetilla (La Tundra Magazine) about the Indie Magazines Revolutionhow independent media could survive in economic crisis, self-management, the digital era and the future of independent publishing. In collaboration with Chop Suey Magazine, femiñetas, ViceVersa Magazine and La Tundra Magazine. (In Spanish)

An arduous work of revision is proposed to those of us who have enjoyed and called into question classic children’s stories. Illustrators, writers and all the ones who are truly engaged in literary tours for kids will share enriching experiences in order to understand the importance of reading fairy tales during childhood. Join the debate with authors and illustrators Juan ScaliterEsdian Boyadjian,Álex Falcón and DeliaMontaña at Cuentos clásicos: Por qué seguimos contándolos. (In Spanish)

Acclaimed young comic writers Edo Brenes(Costa Rica), Flora Márquez(Argentina), Ilu Ros (Spain) and Catalina Bu (Chile) will discuss about how the comic can become a fascinating resource for narrating an intimate journal at Autobiographical Comics from the Spanish speaking world. (In Spanish)

Join zine makers and authors from Latin America as they will share their experiences in the world of fanzine in Fanzines en el mundo. Coordinated and presented by Titihoon (Berlin Grafik), with the participation of María Victoria RodríguezZine Fest BerlinEduardo Yaguas (Ediciones deformes), Daniela Utescher (Uga Press), Athos Pastore and Pablo Ontivero(Deriva Ediciones); Noir YaguaraMartín López Lam(Festival Tenderete), Bellina Ilustra and Esdian (Autoeditadas); Julisa Jiménez, Frida Esquivel and Mar Villarroel (Pies que arden), and Pedro Mancini.In collaboration with Berlin Grafik and Autoeditadas (In Spanish)

Workshops: Poetry workshop in Spanish for children from 7 to 11 years old with writers Mabel Encinas-Sánchez and Isabel Ros-López; Fanzine Workshop by Pop Comixs; Creative Collage Workshop in Spanish with Jael de la Luz García and Poetry Jam coordinated by Luis Elvira-Sierra with Xaviera RingelingAlfonso Montilla.

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