Literary, cultural and professional programme

The literary programme is the cornerstone of Spain’s participation as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 and the showcase for the exceptional creative moment of Spanish literature, as well as the strength of our culture represented in the book sector. In addition, Spain is also presenting an ambitious cultural programme in different parts of Frankfurt, as well as in other German cities, to showcase our “Spilling Creativity”.

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Read the literary 📚, cultural 🎭 and professional 🖋️ programme.

If you need more information, check out the upcoming events in detail!

SEPTEMBER

🎭 Cultural programme
1 September
Concert Jazz im Palmengarten
19:00h

Antonio Lizana’s musical mother tongue is Nuevo Flamenco. For ten years and three albums, the saxophonist, singer, composer and bandleader has been condensing the perspective possibilities of jazz and nuevo flamenco, which for him intertwine completely naturally, into a deep, soulful statement.

🎭 Cultural programme
1 September - 31 October
Kuntsfest Weimar
20:00h

Bibliographic exhibition in the library of the Instituto Cervantes in Frankfurt of forthcoming Spanish-language works to be translated into German, with the aim of paying tribute to the work of translation and creating a link between Spanish and German culture.

🎭 Cultural programme
4 September
Kuntsfest Weimar
20:00h

With the participation of the Spanish artist Angélica Liddel, who will represent her show Terebrante.

📚 Literary programme
5-8 September
Congress A banquet on translation
19:00 h

Round tables with experts from the fields of translation, publishing and media to determine what is currently being translated from Spanish into German and what is not; through which channels a Spanish-language work reaches German and which do not.

🎭 Cultural programme
9 September – 11 November
Spain, Guest of Honour at the Berleburger Literaturpflaster
20:00h

Readings by Javier Cercas, Kiko Amat or Miqui Otero, an exhibition by illustrator Maria Hesse, a wine tasting, lectures and much more: this is the varied programme of the Berleburger Literaturpflaster, where Spain is the guest of honour.

📚 Literary programme
13 September
Contemporary female poets from Galicia
19:00 h

Conversation with Yolanda Castaño and Dorés Tembrás about current Galician poetry by women, including readings of Galician-German poems with their respective translators.

📚 Literary programme
7-17 September
Internationl Literaturfestival Berlín
19:00 h

With the participation of the Spanish authors Ray Loriga, Paula Carballeira, José Antonio Tàssies und Anna Penyas. 

📚 Literary programme
15 September
Antonio Muñoz Molina at Harbourfront Literaturfestival
19:00 h

Presentation of the novel Tage ohne Cecilia.

🎭 Cultural programme
15 September
Transition Talk - where to? Looking back at half a century of democracy in Spain
20:00h

The philosopher and public intellectual Daniel Innerarity takes stock of the history of Spanish democracy since 1976 in an interview with Stephan Lessenich, Director of the Institute for Social Research, IfS.

🎭 Cultural programme
21 September
Talk How much inequality can democracy tolerate?
19:00h

Together with his German translator, the writer and sociologist Raul Zelik, César Rendueles will analyse why the Spanish crisis experiences of the past decade can give a boost to the programme of a social democracy.

🎭 Cultural programme
24 September – 10 December
Artistic installation by Alicia Martín
20:00h

The Instituto Cervantes in Frankfurt presents this art installation by Alicia Martín, which establishes a relationship between the constant transformation of the book as an artefact and the institution’s work to disseminate Spanish language and literature.

📚 Literary programme
22 September
Presentation of The Wonders by Elena Medel
20:00 h

 Presentation of the novel The Wonders by Elena Medel in the bookshop Ocelot in Berlin on the occasion of its publication in Germany by Suhrkamp Verlag.

📚 Literary programme
27 September
Camusian evening
19:00 h

The aim of this evening is to introduce Albert Camus’ Trobades & Premis Mediterranis project to the German audience and to open a dialogue and reflection on one of Camus’ fundamental reflections on creation. With the participation of Brigitte Sändig, Berta Vias Mahou and Alfonso Armada. 

🎭 Cultural programme
24 September – 23 Januar
Exhibition ILUSTRAD/AS. Contemporary Spanish female illustrators
20:00h

Curated by Matilde Rodríguez, the exhibition brings together nationally and internationally renowned artists such as the Spanish Sonia Pulido, María Hesse, Helena Pérez García and Lara Lars. The aim of the exhibition is to focus on the freest, most creative and personal works of the selected illustrators and to explore the different formats and techniques. 

🎭 Cultural programme
27 September
Artistic performance: Arnasa. Dance performance by Organik Dantza
19:30h

The Staatstheater Mainz hosts a performance by the Basque company ORGANIK, founded in 2002 and directed by Natalia Monge, whose creations are based on personal aspects and transfer them to the world of today to share the human side that worries us in this Western society.