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WriteIdea Festival 2010

The WriteIdea Festival is a London’s free reading festival that takes place from 12-21 November near Tower Hamlet.

Our City” is the theme of this year’s programme. It is focused on East London. The festival starts in style with a conversation with Tony Benn on November 12 and it includes poets, politicians, presenters, philosophers, performers as well as novelists and other writers talking about their work.

The distinguished authors that will take part in the festival are: Caroline Gilfillan, Salena Godden, Adam O’Riordan, Sarah Wise Paul Willetts, Martin Knight or Rob Young, to name a few. Signed books will be available to buy!

All events are free but will be ticketed so make sure you reserve a place.

Find the complete programme here!

Enjoy the WriteIdea Festival 2010!

ICLL Podcast Series

Did you miss any of our cultural events? Don’t worry. Now you can catch up with our book presentations, lectures and workshops.

The Instituto Cervantes Library in London [ICLL] is uploading the cultural events held at the Instituto since January 2010, and gradually, we are digitizing the recordings we keep in our archives since 1992.

Here you are the first one of our podcast series. Enjoy!

Michael Jacobs and Paul Preston

Spain, for all its recent changes, continues to be a country perceived by foreigners in terms of stereotypes dating back to the early 19th century. I argue that modern chroniclers fail to reflect the reality of a nation whose already diverse traditions now embrace a multitude of European, South American, and African cultures.´ Michael Jacobs  

Paul Preston described Michael Jacobs, as ´the magical realist hispanist’.  He has been travelling around Spain and the Hispanic world since childhood.

His many books on the country include Between Hopes and Memories: A Spanish Journey, and The Factory of Light: Tales from my Andalucian Village, to be published in Spanish by Ediciones B in February 2010. Listen now!    

Participants

Michael Jacobs
Paul Preston

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