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Saint Jordi In New York

Join the Farragut Fund and the Catalan Institute of America at their upcoming event – Saint Jordi in New York: Dragons & Books & Roses. From April 17 to 23, 2017 the event will include programming for all ages and conversation with translators, poets, musicians and more. (Co-organized by the PEN America Translation Committee.) Full information available here: http://stjordinyc.org.

See below for the full St Jordi Festival itinerary.

Monday 17 April

  • 7:30pm – Sebastià Alzamora author of Blood Crime in conversation with writer Ed Lin.
    Description: Co-organized with McNally Jackson, Institut Ramon Llull and Soho Press.
    Location: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012


Tuesday 18 April

  • Morning Event: 911: There Is a Dead Dragon in the Library!
    Description: (Teens Program) Co-organized with the New York Public Library.
    Location: Hamilton Grange Library


  • 6:30pm – Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World
    Description: With Professor Maria Tatar and Professor Christopher Wood. Co-organized with Deutsches Haus and Penguin Random House.
    Location: Deutsches Haus – 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003


Wednesday 19 April

  • 6:30pm – Maria Cabrera, Carles Riba Poetry Award 2016 with translator Mary Ann Newman, and writer Adrian Nathan West. 
    Description: Co-organized with Words Without Borders and Institut Ramon Llull.
    Location: El Born – 651 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Thursday 20 April

  • 6.30pm – Night of the Translators with Mara Faye Lethem, Mary Ann Newman and Sal Robinson. 
    Description: Co-organized with Shakespeare&Co and The Bridge Series.
    Location: Shakespeare&Co. – 939 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065


Friday 21 April

  • 7pm – Abdellatif Laâbi’s Poems of Love and Struggle with translator Donald Nicholson-Smith and Professor Robyn Creswell. 
    Description: Co-organized with Archipelago Books and La Maison Française and Albertine Books
    Location: La Maison Française – 16 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003


Saturday 22 April

  • 11am – Reading of Komodo! By Peter Sis.
    Description: Kids Program
    Location – Word Up Community Book Shop – 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032


  • 1pm – Legend of Sant Jordi 
    Description: Kids Program
    Location: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling – 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032


  • 2pm – Reading of Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, by Maya Angelou, with illustrations by Jean-Michel Basquiat
    Description: Kids Program
    Location: Sister’s Uptown Bookstore – 1942 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032


  • 4pm – José Martí Writings
    Descriptions: With writer Esther Allen and Professor Anna Dopico
    Location: Word Up Community Book Shop – 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032


  • 9-11pm – Aranese-Occitan Night
    Description: With musicians Alidé Sans and Paulin Courtial, author Pierre Joris and performer Nicole Peyrafitte 
    Location: Red Room KGB Bar – 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003


Sunday 23 April

  • 11am – Barça vs. Madrid Watch Party 
    Location: 230 Fifth Ave. Rooftop Bar Co-organized by La Liga and Futbol Club Barcelona


  • 11am – 1pm Sant Jordi Celebration at Bookstores Hosing Works
    Location: McNally Jackson – Bluestocking – Logos Bookstore – Shakespare & Co. – Rizzoli Bookstore


  • LATEA Theater at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center
    Location: 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002


  • 1.30 – 3pm – Legend of Sant Jordi, Jocs Florals, and workshops
    Description: Kids Program


  • 3 – 5.30pm – Concert curated by Alexis Cuadrado
    Description: With Albert Marquès & Cia., Earl Rose and Lady Dadà. With the presence of L’Art de la Memòria Edicions and Open Cultural Center


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