We call “Granada is Literature” the set of activities in collaboration between the programme Granada City of Literature (belonging to the Department of Culture of the Granada City Council) and the Aula de Literatura of the University of Granada. These include a series of free micro-workshops on writing that take place one Friday a month, from October 2020 to June 2021, in the Sala del Mural at La Madraza, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de la Universidad de Granada, from 18:30 to 21:00. Due to the health situation caused by the covid-19 pandemic, these workshops will be held online.
There are a maximum of 15 places for each workshop, which can be increased to 20 places if done online, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in applying should write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micro-workshop “Poetry in the new normality. Poetic perspectives for a time of crisis”. – Teacher: Rosa Berbel – Date: 18 June 2021, at 18:30 h – Online, via Google Meet.
We will discuss and address the possibilities of poetry in the face of the simultaneous crises we are going through at this time. I am interested in the intersection between politics and poetic creation today, and as a poet I also pay a lot of attention to it. I will propose a panoramic view of the different practices of what we consider today as social poetry (in young poetry, although not only) and how they face the uncertainties of these times. In the workshop part we will comment on an anthology of texts that, in different directions and from different places, confront the awareness of these crises.
Rosa Berbel (Estepa, Seville, 1997) has a degree in Comparative Literature and a master’s degree in Literary and Theatre Studies from the University of Granada, where she has lived for the last five years. Her first book, Las niñas siempre dicen la verdad (Girls Always tell the Truth), was awarded the XXI Premio de Poesía Joven Antonio Carvajal and subsequently won the Premio Andalucía de la Crítica for best first work and the Ojo Crítico de Poesía 2019 prize from RNE. She was the winner of the IV Edition of the Ucopoética Contest, organised by the University of Cordoba. She has appeared in several anthologies of young poetry such as La pirotecnia peligrosa (Dangerous Pyrotechnics, 2015), Supernova (2016) and Algo se ha movido (Something has Shifted, 2018). Together with Pablo Romero, he coordinated the digital anthology of Spanish-Argentine poetry Orillas (Shores) and has collaborated in the selection of the young poetry exhibition Piel fina (Thin Skin, 2019). He has also prefaced Poeta en Nueva York (Poet in New York) by Federico García Lorca (2020).