FILBA, the International Festival of Literature in Buenos Aires, runs from 28th September-2nd October and is set to be an action-packed five days filled with panels, interviews, readings and performances. It’s the eighth edition of the festival and is on its second run after taking place in Montevideo last week.
Many authors and performers are involved and hail from across the globe, ranging from Argentines and other Latin Americans to those from further afield such as Angola, the US, and a variety of European countries. The events will be held at several venues, but the majority will take place at MALBA (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415) and The Cultural Centre La Abadía (Gorostiaga 1908).
One of the most prominent authors appearing at the festival is Scotsman Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting. He’s participating in multiple talks in English, namely an interview on Thursday evening with Sergio Wolf and a reading on Saturday night. He will also be taking part in the ‘Excesses’ panel later that evening, sharing his opinions alongside Argentine authors Mariana Enríquez and Hugo Mujica.
Other highlights of the festival include silent reading parties, poetry on the subte and music events. There’s plenty of opportunity to experience something new – and the best part is that they’re completely free and open to all. With a range of interactive events and stimulating talks as wide as this, there’s sure to be something going on to spark the interest of every literature aficionado!
Here’s some of our top picks of what’s coming up:
This is only a small selection of the events going on, so check out the full timetable on the website to make sure you don’t miss out!