K17 is approaching

K Team

19 December 2016

With the slogan “When everything changes”, the 2017 edition of Kosmopolis will revolve around the change of culture and the culture of change. From 22 to 26 March, it will be presenting a five-day programme that brings together established authors and new voices to discuss some of the main challenges facing culture and literature in their most open concept.

The complete programme for the next edition of Kosmopolis will be announced in February 2017. Meanwhile, here is an advance list of just some of the special guests: Timothy Morton, Lynne Segal, Hope Jahren, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Agrupación Señor SerranoJohn Banville, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ian WatsonJean Echenoz, Sophie Divry, Orna Donath, Pierre Lemaitre, Jo Nesbø, Marta Sanz, Alicia Kopf, Maria Llopis, Carl Safina, Stefano Mancuso, Kirsty Logan, Joan Fontcuberta, Rutu Modan, Paco Roca, Frédérik Pajak, Zeina Abirached and Brigitte Vasallo.

The concept of change implies the capacity to create networks and it is for that reason that the festival establishes links, firstly with the Neu! Reekie! Festival of Edinburg (which will be presenting a sample of its literary, musical and audiovisual programme with Jackie Kay, Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines)FiniTribe, Kevin Williamson and Michael Pedersen) and, secondly, with the platform Literature Across Frontiers which, as well as presenting New European Voices, will be bringing together the directors of European literature festivals that form part of it. In addition, the Green Slam will be held, a session of spoken poetry with international participants such as Harry Baker, Clotilde de Brito, Nuno Piteira, Dani Orviz and Laura Sam.

For another year, Canal Alfa will be presenting a selection of audiovisual pieces that invite visitors to discover the influence of literature and cinema, and the fifth edition of BookCamp will continue exploring the transformation being faced by the literary and publishing ecosystem.