New York

Institut Ramon Llull
Cinema //  29/09/2017
The new wave of Catalan cinema comes to the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse
Language //  25/09/2017
The period of pre-enrolment for the examinations for certification in Catalan opens
Visual Arts //  20/09/2017
Carles Guerra, co-curator of the exhibition about Harun Farocki in Berlin
Archit. & design //  05/10/2017
The City of Barcelona, guest of honour at the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture
Foreign Offices
Literature.  New York,  17/04/2017

Sant Jordi in New York: Dragons & Books & Roses

According to medieval legend, St. Jordi, or St. George, was a knight who slew a dragon that was ravaging a village, and saved the daughter of the king. From the drops of the dragon’s blood that spilled to the ground a rose bush sprang up. The story became a lovers’ holiday (similar to Valentine’s Day) in Catalonia, and in 1926 the Catalan booksellers’ association added books into the mix. Ever since, on St. Jordi’s Day, lovers exchange roses and books in celebration of the legend. Bookstalls and flower stands spring up all over Barcelona and the cities and towns of Catalonia, in a gorgeous celebration of love and reading.

SANT JORDI IN NEW YORK: Dragons & Books & Roses

APRIL 17-23, 2017


Monday 17

7:30 p.m. Sebastià Alzamora, author of Blood Crime, in conversation with writer Ed Lin

Co-organized with McNally Jackson, Institut Ramon Llull, and Soho Press

· McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY

Tuesday 18

6:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World with Professor Maria Tatar (Harvard) and Professor Christopher Wood (NYU)

Co-organized with Deutsches Haus and Penguin Random House

· Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY

Wednesday 19

6:30 p.m. Maria Cabrera, 2016 Carles Riba Poetry Award winner, with translator Mary Ann Newman, and moderator Adrian Nathan West

Co-organized with Words Without Borders and Institut Ramon Llull

· El Born Restaurant, 651 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday 20

6:30 p.m. Night of the Translators with Mara Faye Lethem, Mary Ann Newman and moderator Sal Robinson

Co-organized with Shakespeare&Co and The Bridge Series

· Shakespeare&Co. 939 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Friday 21

3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Tell Me a Dragon

(Teens Program) Co-organized with the Queens Library.

· Queens Library, 38-23 104th St. Corona, NY

7:00 p.m. Abdellatif Laâbi’s Poems of Love and Struggle with translator Donald Nicholson-Smith and Professor Robyn Creswell (Yale)

Co-organized with Archipelago Books, La Maison Française, and Albertine Books

· La Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews, New York, NY

Saturday 22

11:00 a.m. Reading of Komodo! by Peter Sis (Kids Program)

· Word Up Community Book Shop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

1:00 p.m. Legend of Sant Jordi (Kids Program)

· Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY.

2:00 p.m. Reading of Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou with illustrations by Jean-Michel Basquiat (Kids Program)

· Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, 1942 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

4:00 p.m. Reading José Martí with translator Esther Allen (Baruch) and Professor Ana Dopico (NYU)

· Word Up Community Book Shop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Werk Work: A Night of New Writing with Jaime Shearn Coan, Shari Goldhagen, Rakesh Satyal, and Ryan Tracy

Organized by Xavier Acarín and Ryan Tracy

· Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY

9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Aranese-Occitan Night with musicians Alidé Sans and Paulin Courtial, and poets Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte.

· Red Room KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York, NY

Sunday 23

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sant Jordi Celebration at Bookstores

Housing Works - McNally Jackson - Bluestockings - Logos Bookstore - Shakespeare & Co.

- Rizzoli Bookstore

LATEA Theater at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Legend of Sant Jordi, Jocs Florals, Elektro Books&Roses, and Dragons Selfies Contest (Kids Program)

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Concert by Albert Marquès Trio + Dave Juarez. Organized by Alexis Cuadrado. With special guests Lady Dadà, L’Art de la Memòria Edicions and Open Cultural Center.

 2:45 p.m. Barça vs. Madrid Watch Party

Co-organized by La Liga and Futbol Club Barcelona

· 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, 230 5th Ave, New York, NY

Various dates from April 24 to April 28 - 911: There Is a Dead Dragon in the Library! (Teen Program)

Co-organized with the New York Public Library.

· Hamilton Grange Library


Sant Jordi in New York: Dragons & Books & Roses is organized by The Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S. and the Catalan Institute of America with the support of DIPLOCAT as part of their #BooksAndRoses campaign, and with the additional support of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Co-organizers: Albertine Books, Archipelago Books, The Bridge Series, Deutsches Haus, Futbol Club Barcelona, La Maison Française, McNally Jackson Books, New York Public Library, Pen America, Penguin Random House, Queens Library, Shakespeare&Co., Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center, Soho Press, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, Word Up Community Bookshop, Words Without Borders.


The world-renowned Catalan festival devoted to books and love will land in New York the week of April 17 - 23 with a full program of events.

Oficina Nova York


360 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor.
Suite 1801
10017 New York
Tel. +1.212.782.3334