Kosmopolis, the amplified literature festival is a biennial literary event that began in 2002 and takes place in the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona. Since its first edition, Kosmopolis has brought together writers, poets, scientists, musicians, film makers, playwrights, story-tellers, comic-book artists, scriptwriters, journalists, actors, librarians and editors, all of whom are well-disposed towards debates about the key issues of the day.
Literature, in all its aspects, is the protagonist of Kosmopolis, and amplified literature refers to all manifestations of the word, be they oral, printed or electronic.
"Ciència, humor y lèmurs" (Science, humour and lemurs) is the slogan for Kosmopolis 2013
, a festival which has always used the complexity of the literary scene in all its variety to celebrate, condense and amplify the world of words, in this case with Juan Insua as conductor. This year, as occurred in 2008 with Ballard, for example, there is a backdrop to the festival in the shape of the recent inauguration of the “Archivo Bolaño” exhibition.
From the inauguration on Thursday the 14th at 7pm at the hands of Jaume Cabré, to the closing ceremony on Saturday the 16th at 10.30pm, where David Carabén will be offering a unique repertoire for the occasion, the visitor can enjoy a host of activities relating to reading and writing.
This year’s festival includes four different areas: the permanent activities Bolaño and K Archives exhibitions and the experimental Menú Xcèntric Kosmopolis; the Alpha Channel where, on this occasion, Filmin will be offering literature-related films as well as projections relating to the world of words; Bookcamp, a participative event that is open to all and dedicated to the world of books and, finally, a variety of programmed activities including Battle of the Series, comic-book workshops, video-poetry, slam, conferences, debates and lectures, etc.
A truly polyphonic perspective on contemporary literature which, for two days, will convert CCCB into a nerve centre for all those with an interest in words.