Activities

  • Presentation of Sangre de centauro at La Livreria, Madrid
    Presentation of Sangre de centauro at La Livreria, Madrid

Presentations and literary events

  • Presentation of “Sangre de centauro” at La Livreria (Madrid), 12th February 2020.
  • Presentation of “La pared y otros cuentos de lo extraño y lo sobrenatural” at Generación X Bookshop, 20th February 2019.
  • Signing of books at the Madrid Book Fair 2018 with Ediciones de la Torre.
  • Presentation of “La pared y otros cuentos de lo extraño y lo sobrenatural” at the Fuenlabrada Book Fair, 27th May 2018.
  • Presentation of “La pared y otros cuentos de lo extraño y lo sobrenatural” at Café Madrid, 25th April 2018.
  • Presentation of “Vidas, historias y cafés” in café Pombo in Madrid, 24th February 2018.
  • Signing of books at the Madrid Book Fair 2017 with Ediciones de la Torre.
  • Presentation of “Vidas, historias y cafés” in James Joyce Pub in Madrid, 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 March 2014.
  • Presentation of “El cuadro inacabado” in Fundacion Caja Murcia, Murcia, 6th 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

New creative writing workshops
New creative writing workshops
  • 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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Poster for presentation: “Poster for seminar: Mitos clásicos y mujeres: materdidades en conflicto, 29 October 2019

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 (meeting in Foyles bookshop and Henleaze Library, Bristol).

Aimed at Spanish-speakers or advanced students of Spanish, Tapas Literarias brings you stories and poems – selected texts by Spanish and Hispanic American writers – to read, learn, chat about and enjoy.

Bristol Spanish have arranged a Zoom event. For details please contact macics@yahoo.co.uk.

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Radio / television appearances and interviews

  • Mercedes and Richard Buxton discuss the book and Cyclopes in Greek Mythology, on the Ithaca Bound Podcast, 4th June 2021.
  • 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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