Pop Up Space/Literary Mornings


Susana Medina / Alba Londres

Sat, 24/11/2012
Event Times: 

The Gallery Soho

Venue Details: 

121 - 125 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EW

Join us for our first pop-up literary morning, another incarnation of this year’s pop-up space where we can share and enjoy literature in all its shapes and forms.
Bilingual readings by Susana Medina, Elizabeth Guthrie, Jèssica Pujol and Silvia Terrón.

Red Tales Cuentos Rojos: book pre-launch
Maverick writer Susana Medina will present her bilingual (English/Spanish) book Red Tales – Cuentos Rojos (Araña Editorial, November 2012), seven magnificent stories for wicked readers co-translated with Rosie Marteau. Richard Marshall of 3:AM Magazine has said of it that it is ‘a book of wonders’ where ‘each story is a perfectly wrought performance, an exquisite reminder of our weird informal freedoms and the zealousness of an inflamed, sexy imagination’.

Alba Londres - issue nº 3
Bilingual magazine Alba Londres will present their third issue, in which they continue suggesting, discovering and creating bridges between Hispano-American and Anglo-Saxon literature. Alba Londres is part of the Alba Network, a group of literary magazines published in different cities such as Paris, Beijing, Berlin and London that also acts as a laboratory for literary experimentation and translation. Amongst the contents of issue nº3 there is an interview with Chilean poet Cecilia Vicuña, poems by Elizabeth Guthrie and Silvia Terrón and a dossier of young Latinamerican poetry.

Araña Editorial is an independent publisher known for publishing edgy fiction. Its fantastic initiative to publish its first English-Spanish bilingual edition Cuentos Rojos Red Tales by Susana Medina, presents a unique opportunity to be enjoyed independently across borders by both Hispanic and English readers, as well as providing a fantastic resource for bilingual readers and those aiming for proficiency in either language. Cuentos Rojos Red Tales will be available in bookshops from the 1st of December.
Elizabeth Guthrie is doing research for a practice-based PhD in text and performance at University of East London. She is poet and performer, a co-editor of Livestock Editions and the former poetry editor of Bombay Gin. Her work has appeared in Open Letter, Alba, Onedit, Requited, Klatch, Bombay Gin, Pinstripe Fedora and American Drivel Review, with a pamphlet, X Portraits, out through Crater Press, a chapbook, Yellow and Red, through Black Lodge Press, and the collaborative chapbook with Andrew K. Peterson, Between Here and the Telescopes, through Slumgullion Press. She is poet in residence at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in London and has performed for POLYply, Crossing the Line, Desperate for Love, Crater, Openned, in the seminar Poetic Corners within the Exhibition Cornered Rooms at the Waterside Project Space, and at the Hardy Tree Gallery. She continues her search for the Art of Memory. 
Jèssica Pujol was born in Barcelona in 1982 and is currently living in London. She is a Ph.D. candidate at UCL. She is also a poet and has written and translated extensively in Catalan and Spanish. Her first collection of poetry in English, Now Worry was published by Department in April 2012, and her collection Every Bit of Light from Oystercatcher Press in November 2012. 

Literary Morning at the Pop Up Space, broadcast Sat 24/11/2012

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