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We are how we aim. Paula Bonet

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Debates/Conferences, We are as we look

February 22 | 20.00 hours

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‘We are as we look’ is a cycle directed by Paula Bonet that combines literature and painting. Through conversations between authors, readings of texts and live painting, it seeks to teach us how the gaze influences thought. In this second event on February 22, we will have the presence of the well-known writer and journalist Anna Maria Iglesia and the award-winning Galician writer Cristina Sánchez-Andrade. Under the direction of the event by Paula Bonet herself, the authors will talk about how images influence their texts, taking various examples as reference. On the colloquium table, the public will be able to see on the screens in the room the notes, drawings and paintings that Paula will be taking in her notebooks.

Paula Bonet

Painter and writer with a long career both in Spain and in America and, especially, Chile. She is the author of The Eel (a novel published by Anagrama and a pictorial exhibition that will be presented in 2024 at the prestigious Vila Casas Foundation) and illustrated books of enormous acceptance. Columnist in various media (El País,, etc.), she directs the La Madriguera workshop, a creation space only for women from which she also organizes artistic trips around the world.

Anna Maria Church

Cultural journalist, essayist and translator from Granada. Author of The revolution of the flâneueses y That famous abyss. Conversations with Enrique Vila-Matas (Wunderkammer), and translator of winter gifts by Colette (Elba). In her role as a journalist, she collaborates with different media – The Objective, The confidential, New Magazine… –, as well as serving as editor-in-chief of the magazine Compass.

Cristina Sánchez-Andrade

Galician writer, literary critic and translator based in Madrid, where she combines her work as a novelist with university teaching and collaborations in different media, including The voice of Galicia y The country. Awarded in 2004 with the Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz prize for her book Your king no longer steps on the earth (Anagrama, 2003), and in 2020 with the Setenil Prize for the best book of short stories published in Spain, for his work The boy who ate wool. His work has been translated into English, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Russian.

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