Literary actions for Sant Jordi

Literary actions for Sant Jordi

On the day of Sant Jordi the streets are filled with books, roses and people walking around. As this has been postponed this year, cultural events of all kinds will take place on April 23rd so that we can live the holiday from home. The focus is on bookstores to emphasize their importance of the sector and to deal with the economic crisis that the current situation has caused .

Sant Jordi: llibres en xarxa is the initiative of the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, which will share about sixty videos by writers and librarians who recommend reading through the web and social networks of Barcelona, Ciutat de la Literatura and the social networks of Biblioteques de Barcelona and Barcelona Cultura. Recommendations by authors such as Javier Cercas, Marta Orriols, Juan Villoro, Llucia Ramis, Rodrigo Fresán, Najat El Hachmi, Antonio Iturbe, Eva Baltasar, Eduard Márquez, Santiago Roncagliolo, Álvaro Colomer or Màrius Serra stand out. Among the participants we can also find the winner of the Premi Sant Jordi and the Edebé Infantil prize, David Nel·lo; the winner of the National Narrative Prize 2019, Cristina Morales; the winner of the 2019 Proa Prize, Jordi Nopca, or the winner of the 2019 Narrative Joanot Martorell of Gandia Award, David Castillo. As of today, you can see a small taste of these recommendations and on Thursday 23rd you will have them all at your disposal. In addition, Barcelona Llibres offers the free download of Retrats de la Barcelona comunitària, ​​along with other books that have been uploaded these days.

To replace the Reading Statement, Empar Moliner and Julià Guillamon will be performing a live Instagram at Biblioteques de Barcelona‘s account on Wednesday 22nd at 6pm. And the little ones at home can also tell theirs through the Estimat Diari platform, where they can share readings they have enjoyed most during confinement to fill the network with books and rose drawings.

Together and from home we will live a different day of Sant Jordi, but not less special.