April 23rd, 2013 | Events, Food & Wine, Spanish Culture | 0 Comments
The St. Jordi Festival, an event similar to Valentine’s Day, is being celebrated today in Barcelona, where Las Ramblas will be lined with booths of vendors selling roses and books, as is custom. To read more about how Spaniards celebrate this romantic, literary-themed festival, click here for a previous blog post.
And if you happen to be in New York from April 29-May 5, you are in luck and can experience some Spanish literary genius through the Spain-US Playwright Project’s “New Plays from Spain” presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain, Fundación Autor, and the Instituto Cervantes.
Spain Culture New York has collaborated on these dramatic readings of contemporary Spanish works which have been translated to English. The works will be read in the presence of the writers Ernesto Caballero, Guillem Clua, Cristina Colmena, Mar Gómez Glez, Borja Ortiz de Gondra, Alfredo Sanzol, and Emilio Williams, and there will be question and answer sessions afterward. On May 1, Tapeña Tempranillo and Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava will be served at an hour-long reception to give an added taste of Spain.
Not in Barcelona or New York? Take part by opening up a bottle of Spanish wine and curl up with a good book, like Miguel de Cervante’s Don Quixote, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, or The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.