Two days centred on autobiography, featuring concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative.
The aim of the Primera Persona Festival is to promote the work of creators who use their own lives as the raw material for their work. This, the fifth annual edition of the festival, features, among others, Lebanese graphic artist Zeina Abirached, who is scheduled to open the proceedings, Catalan writer Sergi Pàmies amd Panenka magazine, novelist and film critic for The New Yorker Renata Adler in conversation with Begoña Gómez, and James Rhodes, the literary sensation of the year, conversing with El Mundo (and other media) journalist Javier Blánquez.
Although Friday’s session is sold out, there are plenty more activities on offer. For example, Canarian musician El Guincho, who will be reviewing songs from his ever more consolidated career, and the Catalan musicians Jaume Sisa and Pau Riba, who will be sharing what they describe as a “cosmic-galactic” chat . The festival, which is scheduled to take place at the CCCB theatre on the weekend of the 6th and 7th of May, will also see the presence of Stephin Merrit, Nacho Carretero (L'Español), author of 'Fariña', who will be analysing the phenomenon of international drug trafficking with Alberto Arce and Joan Pau Villalobos; veteran punk poet John Cooper, Jordi Puntí, Juan Marsé, Carlos Zanón, The June Bridies and ARIES (Isabel Fernández Reviriego).
Primera Persona 2016
When: 6 and 7 May.
Further information is available here.
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