For the second time, the MAP Festival – Mostra de Artes da Palavra will open its Café dos Poetas.
Inspired by literary gatherings, where conversation, opinion and reading were a fundamental part, Café dos Poetas is the ideal place for those who want to experience up close and informal the passion for the word. And, in this process, knowing, recognizing or looking for names, verses and clues that literature will always give us. With one theme per session, several guests and a musician, Café dos Poetas aims to bring together and solidify the community around the word.
As in the first edition, the host will be Nuno Miguel Guedes. Of the nine sessions, four will take place during the most intense period of the MAP Festival and will be curated by Raquel Castro, Rodrigo Brandão (Br), Miguel Martins and Francisca Camelo. Feel invited to come and stay at this Café.
Admission to the Café dos Poetas meetings is free, but subject to capacity. See below for confirmed sessions.
// Café dos Poetas #1 – Cesário: O Poeta dos Poetas – February 25, 18:00, Temple of Poetry
with Fernando Pinto do Amaral, Elisabete Marques, Manuel João Vieira, Filipe Valentim (keyboards) and moderation by Nuno Miguel Guedes
//Café dos Poetas #2 – The Possible Poems of Saramago – March 13, 18:00
with Sérgio Machado Letria, Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, Mafalda Lopes da Costa, Nuno Faria (double bass) and moderation by Nuno Miguel Guedes
// Café dos Poetas #3 – Knife Poetry in the League – March 25, 19:00
with Hugo Van der Ding, Cláudia R. Sampaio, Joana Meirim, Maria do Mar (violin) and moderation by Nuno Miguel Guedes
// Café dos Poetas #4 – Abyss: The Poetry of João Paulo Cotrim – April 9, 6pm, Livraria Verney
with Luís Carmelo, Valério Romão, Inês Fonseca and Santos, José Anjos (guitar) and moderation by Nuno Miguel Guedes
// Café dos Poetas #5 – Brazilian Poetry of the 20th Century – April 22, 19:00, Hotel Vila Galé
with Isabel Lucas, Lauro Moreira, Manu Bezerra, Luís Bastos (clarinet and saxophone) and moderation by Nuno Miguel Guedes
// Café dos Poetas #6 – Verse without Words: Sound Poetry – May 5th, 7:00 pm, Temple of Poetry
// Café dos Poetas #7 – My Word is Worth a Shot: A Lírica Vida Loka Do Mano Brown – May 6, 7:00 pm, Templo da Poesia
// Café dos Poetas #8 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti and the Beat Generation – May 7, 7pm, Temple of Poetry
// Café dos Poetas #9 – “A fold in the canon”: an informal conversation around the poetry of Adília Lopes – May 8, 18:00, Templo da Poesia