Tickets for Gibraltar Literature Week are now available and the public is encouraged to support and be part of this community event.
Mark Sanchez, Ele Fountain and Jamie Reid are three of this year’s overseas contributors. Now in its 3rd edition, the event, organized by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Department of Culture and sponsored by the John Mackintosh Educational Trust, will run from 7-12 November 2022 and will see a packed program featuring many local authors and a variety of initiatives and events.
GCS will produce a week-long literature program to give a platform to local writers and spark interest in reading, writing and literature. Discussions & debates, workshops, reports, radio interviews, press articles, storytelling and book launches are just some of the highlights. The talks by Mark Sanchez and Jamie Reid will take place on Saturday, November 12. Ele Fountain will target schools earlier in the week and will also host a public event on Tuesday 8th November. Tickets will be required for all events and these will be priced at £6. Students are free, and these will also need to be reserved. More details available on buytickets.gi.
The popular’an audience with‘ offering feedback too, with nine varied sessions over the week. Morning and evening talks will focus on a variety of topics including sustainability, natural history, Gibraltar’s changing landscape, women on the rock and will include both fiction and research publications. With Ayelet Mamo Shay, Giordano Durante & Humbert Hernandez, Robert Santos, Prof Daniella Tilbury, Prof Clive & Dr Geraldine & Dr Stewart Finlayson, Manolo Galliano & Victor Hermida, Jackie Anderson & Rebecca Calderon, Giselle Green and Richard Garcia.
There will also be a special flash chat session on Friday evening with more details to be released soon.
All lectures and “An Audience With” will take place at Gibraltar’s cultural centre, the John Mackintosh Hall.
Tickets for Gibraltar Literature Week are now on sale at www.buytickets.gi.
These can also be purchased from GCS at the reception in John Mackintosh Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Born and raised in Gibraltar, MG Sanchez is the author of fifteen Gibraltar-themed books, including novels, journals, memoirs, historical studies and collections of short stories. Over the past ten years he has spoken about his Gibraltarian writings at many European universities and in the United States, with essays and reviews of his work appearing in major scholarly and literary journals. During this hour-long session, he will talk with Humbert Hernandez about his books, his travels, the influences on his writing, his efforts to promote Gibraltarian culture abroad, his latest novel Marlboro Man and what he thinks should be done to develop Gibraltar. budding literary scene.
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Ele Fountain is a multi-award winning author of Junior Fiction, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She will host a public session under the theme “Adventures that Bring the World Home”, featuring topics that are popping up in the news and happening around us right now. She also promises to reveal some author secrets… The session will be 45 minutes with a Q&A.
Jamie Reid, the author of ‘Put Your Life On It’, the authorized biography of Victor Chandler, will discuss the bookie’s life story from the early challenges of the 20th century to becoming the successful businessman that he is today. Jamie’s other works include ‘Doped’, a gripping racing thriller and ‘Blown’, another atmospheric true story about John Goldsmith, the racehorse trainer, gambler and wartime secret agent who is departed from Gibraltar for occupied France during World War II. He will dive into his posts and share insights and stories about the world of gambling.