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Writers III: Literary Festival of America and Europe

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February 8, 2024 | 12.00 hours | Alhaurin de la Torre

February 9, 2024 | 7pm | The Thermal

Free entry until complete seats

The Vargas Llosa Chair inaugurated the WRITERS festival in March 2022 in Malaga with the purpose of promoting cultural activities focused on literature, reading and writing, especially focused on Spanish and American literature, giving the book a central role. From February 7 to 11, 2024, the third edition of the festival will take place in Malaga and will extend to seven other Andalusian provinces: Seville, Granada, Almería, Cádiz, Jaén, Córdoba and Huelva.

La Térmica played a very important role in the origin of the festival and continues to be one of its main institutional supports. In this edition, it once again supports the initiative by hosting two high-quality literary meetings. One will take place at the Antonio Garrido Moraga Municipal Public Library, in Alhaurín de la Torre, on February 8 with the Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez. And the second La Térmica with a conversation scheduled for February 9 at 7 p.m. with the Mexican author Brenda Navarro. Both authors, in addition to interacting with their readers, will reflect on literature in general, the creation processes and literary novelties.

It should be noted that in each edition of the festival a country is designated as the guest of honor, and in this third edition, the United States is the chosen country.

Programming:

Headquarters: Antonio Garrido Moraga Municipal Library, Alhaurín de la Torre

12:00 p.m.: Meeting with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Chloe Aridjis.

Moderator: Isabel Guerrero

Headquarters: La Térmica, Room 001

7:00 PM: Meeting with Brenda Navarro and Antonio Javier Lopez

Juan Gabriel Vasquez: Colombian author. Considered one of the most important Latin American novelists of his generation, Vásquez has also stood out as a journalist and translator. To date he has published seven novels, two volumes of short stories and two books of essays. Alfaguara Novel Award and Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award for his novel “The Noise of Things Falling.” His novels are currently published in 28 languages.

Brenda Navarro: She is a Mexican writer, sociologist and economist, known for her novels “Casasvacadas” and “Ceniza en la boca”. She has been a writer, scriptwriter, reporter and editor, and has worked in various NGOs related to human rights. She was founder of #EnjambreLiterario, a project focused on publishing works written by women.

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