Activities

Tapas Literarias in Foyles Bristol.
Signing of books in the Madrid Book Fair 2017 with Ediciones de la Torre.
Presentation of Vidas, historias y cafés in James Joyce Pub in Madrid, on the 7th October 2016.
Facultad de Filología, librería Escolar y Mayo, Mayo 2016.
James Joyce Pub, Madrid 2016.
Book Fair in Madrid 2015.
Paseo Literario por Madrid. Curso de Escritura Creativa 2014 - 2015.
Presentación de “Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in FNAC Valencia, 15th January 2015.
Presentation of Nuestros mitos de cada día in El Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
Presentation of El narrador de cuentos in Euskal Etxea.
Presentation in the “I Encuentro de escritores noveles” in Arona.Presentation in the Oletum Bookshop, Valladolid, with Televisión Castilla y León.
Presentation of Mythical Tales of the Everyday World in Las Tres Rosas Amarillas Bookshop. Madrid.
Workshop on Mythology in Casa del Libro, Fuencarral, Madrid.
Ediciones de la Torre book fair, Madrid.
Éride Ediciones book fair, Madrid.
Presentation at the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin.
Gibraltar Literary Festival
Gibraltar Literary Festival
"Tapas Literarias" Spanish literature reading group in Bristol

Poster for presentation: “Libros en directo” in the Faculty of Philology, Universidad Complutense

Presentations and literary events

  • Signing of books in the Madrid Book Fair 2017 with Ediciones de la Torre.
  • Presentation of Vidas, historias y cafés in James Joyce Pub in Madrid, on the 7th October 2016.
  • Presentation of “Vidas, historias y cafés” in Casavieja (Avila), 23rd May 2016.
  • Presentation of “Vidas, historias y cafés” in the Semana Complutense de las Letras (Facultad de Filología, Escolar y Mayo bookshop), 20th May 2016.
  • Presentation of “Cuentos de la mitología celta”, at Casa de Galicia, Madrid, 26 January 2016.
  • Presentation of “Cuentos de la mitología celta”, James Joyce Pub, Madrid, 14 January 2016.
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in FNAC Valencia, 15 January 2015.
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in “Libros en Directo” organised by the Faculty of Philology, Universidad Complutense, in the bookshop Escolar y Mayo, 3rd of December 2014.
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in Museo del Vidrio y el Cristal, Malaga, 20th  of March 2014.
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in Fundacion Caja Murcia, Murcia, 6th of March 2014.
  • Recorrido por la mitología” with Mercedes Aguirre, Richard Buxton and María Dolores Castro, in Casa del Libro (Madrid). 13  November 2013.
  • Participation in the Gibraltar Literary Festival with two events:
    • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado”. 25 October 2013.
    • Joint presentation with Kevin Crossley-Holland “Myths and Legends and what they tell us about life”.  27 October 2013.
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in “La Livreria” Madrid 3 October 2013.
  • “Semana Cultural” of the Department of Hispanic Studies (University of Bristol) – “Mercedes Aguirre in conversation: Relatos miticos del mundo cotidiano”, 12 March 2013.
  • Presentation in the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin of “Relatos miticos del mundo cotidiano”/”Mythical Tales of the Everyday World”, 4th of March 2013.
  • Book fair:  Éride Ediciones;  Madrid,  June 2012.
  • Book fair : Ediciones de la Torre;  Madrid, June 2012.
  • Workshop on Mythology in Casa del Libro;  Fuencarral, Madrid, March 2012.
  • Participation in “Semana-Cultural-Week”  in the Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol: “Escribiendo con los mitos: Déjame morir por ti y otras Historias”; 5-10 March 2012.
  • Presentation of Mythical Tales of the Everyday World in Las Tres Rosas Amarillas Bookshop; Madrid, November 2011.
  • Presentation of Mercedes Aguirre’s work in “Tertulia” at Spike Island; Bristol, November 2011.
  • Presentation in the Bookshop “Oletum” with Televisión Castilla y Leon; Valladolid, June 2011.
  • Presentation in the literary event “La novela, un recurso inestimable para el ser humano”; Astudillo (Palencia), June 2011.
  • Presentation in the “I Encuentro de escritores noveles” in the Cultural Centre Los Cristianos; Arona (Tenerife), March 2011.
  • Presentation of El narrador de cuentos in Euskal Etxea; Hogar Vasco de Madrid, March 2010.
  • Presentation of Nuestros mitos de cada día in El Circulo de Bellas Artes; Madrid, September 2009.
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Creative writing

  • Creative Writing Workshop “Short Story and Classical Mythology” in the “Semana Complutense de las Letras” 26th of April 2017, University Complutense, Madrid.
  • Creative writing workshop: Introduction to the genre of crime fiction, 1st October 2016.
  • Creative writing workshop in the Asociación Cultural Life Three, Madrid, 1st October and 19th November 2016.
  • Creative writing workshop: “Writing with myths” in the Semana Complutense de las letras (Biblioteca María Zambrano), 20th May 2016.
  • Creative Writing Workshop on crime fiction.
  • Creative Writing Workshop at the Life Three Association
  • New Creative Writing Course to begin on 25th October
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Examples of courses and seminars in the Universidad Complutense in Madrid

  • Seminar on myths II: Classical Mythology and English Literature.
  • Seminar of mythology: Myth and Immortality.
  • Literature of the Ancient World.
  • Classical Mythology (Undergraduate degree in Modern Languages, Undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature).
  • Themes, motifs and forms of Greek Literature (MA in Classics).
  •  Seminars on Art and Literature:
    • “Fantasmas, aparecidos y muertos sin descanso”.
    • “El jardín como lugar de encuentro de la literatura y el arte”.
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Tapas Literarias

Tapas Literarias is a reading group on literature in Spanish in collaboration with Bristol Spanish (in Foyles bookshop, Bristol).

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Radio / television appearances and interviews

  • Interview with Emma Bridges for The Open University: Practitioner’s Voices in Classical Reception Studies.
  • Interview in the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin about “Relatos miticos del mundo cotidiano”/”Mythical Tales of the Everyday World”.
  • Participation in a discussion about the Classical myths in the Spanish televisión chanel TNT.
  • Interviews in the Spanish Radio chanel Cadena SER (SER Historia) about Troy and other Greek myths.
  • Participation in the television series “Mitos y Leyendas (Televisión Española, La 2).
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in the radio programme SER Historia of “Cadena SER”.
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