The Amplified Literature Festival will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of March in the CCCB and will focus on the writer W.G. Sebald, narrative journalism, and the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland”
Wednesday the 18th of March will see the inauguration of Kosmopolis 2015, the Amplified Literature Festival. In this, its 8th annual edition, the event that transforms the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB) into a meeting place for readers, authors, script writers, musicians, playwrights and journalists from around the world has extended its customary stay from three to five days.
The backdrop for this year’s festival, once again under the direction of Juan Insua, is an exhibition entitled The Sebald Variations, dedicated to German writer W.G. Sebald and curated by Jordi Carrión and Pablo Helguera.
The K Dialogues section will bring together international authors the likes of Taiye Selasia, Paolo Giordano, William T. Vollman, Robert Coover and Rachel Kushner, while the 4th edition of BookCamp, which will be held from the Thursday to the Saturday, will focus on exploring the limits of books from a number of perspectives. Alpha Channel, the literature-inspired audio-visual programme, returns with two novelties this year: a nightly first-time screening of a full-length film and an open day on the Sunday focussing on televised series of notable literary content.
This edition of Kosmopolis, which also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, will also be placing special emphasis on new narrative journalism and the development of investigative journalism.
When: from the 18th to the 22th of March
Price: Free entrance, mostly
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