The Word Festival at Loisaida Inc.

Loisaida Inc. and Acacia Network together with Salón Literario Libroamérica, Instituto Cervantes, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña presents:

Festival de la Palabra (The Word Festival)

When?

Thursday, October 27th through Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Thursday and Friday) and 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Saturday)

Where?

Loisaida Inc. – 710 East 9th Street New York, NY 10009


OVERVIEW:

Festival de la Palabra (The Word Festival) is the top literary event in Puerto Rico, and the only literary festival in the world based on one single community -the Puerto Rican community- which is held in two very distinct cities: San Juan and New York, and for the first time celebrated at Loisaida Inc. in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Over 15,000 visitors attend this international encounter of writers and readers, featuring 100 prestigious authors from Puerto Rico and 20 other countries in America, Europe and Africa, all sharing their common passion for literature.


Thursday, October 27th – 6:00 PM


Venue: LOISAIDA INC. CENTER – 710 EAST CALLE 9 LOWER EAST SIDE – 6:00 PM

“LOS DE AQUÍ Y LOS DE ALLÁ” 
PANELISTAS:
• Manolo Núñez Negrón
• Tere Dávila
• Bonafide Rojas
• Urayoán Noel

Venue: INSTITUTO CERVANTES – 211 EAST 49TH STREET – 7:30 PM 

“EUROPA-AMÉRICA LATINA: VIAJES A UTOPÍA”
PANELISTAS:
• Jesús Ferrero
• Marina Perezagua
• José Manuel Fajardo
• Raúl Aguiar
• Mayra Santos-Febres


Friday, October 28th – 7:30 PM


Venue: LOISAIDA INC. CENTER – 710 EAST CALLE 9 LOWER EAST SIDE – 7:30 PM
”SAN JUAN NOIR”  (RSVP here)
INAUGURACIÓN Y PRESENTACIÓN DE LIBRO CON:
• Johnny Temple
• Mayra Santos-Febres
• Charlie Vázquez
• Wilfredo Burgos Matos
• Manuel Méndez
• Tere Dávila


Saturday, October 29th – 12:00 – 10:00 PM


Venue: LOISAIDA INC. CENTER – 710 EAST CALLE 9 LOWER EAST SIDE
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

“LOISAIDA’S MINI FEST” (RSVP here)

12:00 – 1:00 PM – CUENTACUENTOS (Storytelling)
CON:
• Tina Casanova
• José Rabelo

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – ESTACIONES ITINERANTES DE ACTIVIDADES CREATIVAS
CON:
• Zule Alejandro
• Daniela Fabrizi
• Juan Bautista

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – ESPECTACULO DE LUCES
CON:
• i Luminate


Venue: LOISAIDA INC. CENTER – 710 EAST CALLE 9 LOWER EAST SIDE
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

4:00 PM – “MEMORIA, LITERATURA Y COMUNIDAD”
PANELISTAS:
• Tina Casanova
• Charlie Vázquez
• José Rabelo
• Mariposa Fernández

4:30 PM – PROYECCIÓN DE DOCUMENTALES: “LUIS/LIZZA” Y “CLEMENTE SOTO VÉLEZ”
CON:
• Joelle González-Laguer
• Luis Felipe Díaz
• Alfredo Villanueva Collado

5:30 PM – “CARIBE: ARCHIPIÉLAGO DE SUEÑOS”
PANELISTAS:
• Raúl Aguiar
• Carlos Fonseca
• Manolo Núñez Negrón
• Mayra Santos-Febres

7:00 PM – PRESENTACIÓN DE LIBRO “YO SOY IRIS CHACÓN”
CON:
• Iris Chacón

8:00 PM – CIERRE POÉTICO


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