Saturday 19 June 2021 -
18:00 to 19:15

Kosmopolis is a biennial literary event that has been held at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona since 2002.  It promotes a concept of amplified literature and is open to all those manifestations of the spoken, printed and digital word that erode the division between genres and invest in its own future.

Under the heading “The Literature that’s Coming” Kosmopolis 21 will be exploring literature for the age of climate emergency, literature that shuns classification, where genres mingle, and each work is an exploration of uncharted territories. 

What words do we need for thinking about the future? This year Kosmopolis will be looking at how the vocabulary of the future is being expanded and presents some of the new reimagined concepts, among them the video creation based on the idea of “Silence” by the poet, editor and translator Sophie Collins or the audiovisual work on the concept of “Light”, as understood by the short story and novel writer Irenosen Okojie. 

Marina Warner, president of the Royal Society of Literature, will give the starting signal for this poetic and audiovisual recital where Collins and Okojie will read their texts by videoconference, accompanied from the CCCB by the poets Mireia Calafell and Anna Gual who will lead the session.

This session will be livestreamed from the CCCB website free of charge. Information about how to watch and how to obtain tickets to the event here

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