LITERAL PRO 2022 - BARCELONA

MAY 19 AND 20, 2022

LITERAL PRO PROGRAMMING

The Programming

Literal PRO 2022

LITERAL PRO is a professional political and radical book fair held during the month of May in Barcelona, within the framework of the LITERAL fair. The fair has become one of the key events in the literary, intellectual and political landscape of the city, attracting thousands of people each year and a large number of professionals who exhibit their books and where conferences, debates and concerts are scheduled.

LITERAL PRO aims to become an essential date in the calendar for professionals in the sector from all over Europe and the world. The organization is also working to establish a professional network at the European level in order to make authors from other countries known throughout Europe and thus establish culturally and economically profitable dynamics.

Thursday, May 19th

9am – Hall

Accreditation and welcome

For accredited publishers only.

10 am-6pm – Workspace

B2B exhibition and meeting space

For accredited publishers only.

3pm – Hall

Coffee Match Meeting

The space is designed to have a close and direct meeting with professionals from the world of publishing who have outstanding careers, sharing a table and coffee. An exchange meeting, to talk, listen and learn. With a maximum of 5 participants per person.

Participants:

  • Victor Malumian, Ediciones Godot and Feria de Editores (Argentina)
  • Paulo Slachewsky, LOM editions (Chile)
  • Roisin Davis, Haymarket Books (USA)
  • Ana Maldonado, Fundarte (Venezuela)
  • Laura Huerga, Raig Verd Edicions (Catalan Countries)
  • Emmanuel Rodríguez, Traficantes de Sueños (Spain)


Pre-register here .

4pm – Conference room

Conversation: Freedom of expression and the fight against the far right

With Miguel Yoshida, editor of Expressão Popular (Brazil), Amelia Kraigher, editor-in-chief of Založba / * cf (Slovenia) and Patryk Walaszkowski, senior editor and secretary of Krytyka Polityczna (Poland). Moderator: Laura Huerga, editor of Raig Verd

Can the far right be fought from the trenches of the publishing world? How to guarantee freedom of expression when governments cut rights? We know the experiences of publishers from Brazil, Esolvenia and Poland.
The event has simultaneous translation

5pm – Conference room

Masterclass: Eco-publishing

With Jordi Panyella, editor of Pol·len Edicions
Eco-publishing is a way of managing publications according to the principles of sustainability and environmental protection. When published, it is published under strict environmental protection criteria that minimize the environmental impact of the book and achieve savings from the application of a series of good practices. These good practices affect the entire life cycle of the publication: from the decision to publish or not, to eco-design, printing, distribution, and so on.
The event has simultaneous translation.

6pm – Conference room

Conversation: Decolonize editing

With Ana Maldonado, editor of Fundarte (Venezuela), Miguel Yoshida, editor of Expressão Popular (Brazil) and Nadia Bouchenni, editor of Faces Cachées Éditions (France). Moderator: Nizaiá Cassián, member of Synusia, anti-racist feminist bookstore and fanzine publisher.

Most books published in the world do so detached from the diversity of each country and with a Western, patriarchal and white look. Some independent publishers stand up to contrast this view. The conversation between publishers from various backgrounds will reveal what they take into account when publishing.

The event has simultaneous translation.

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May 2022

Friday, May 20th

10 am-6pm – Workspace

B2B exhibition and meeting space

For accredited publishers only.

10am – Conference room

Translation and mobility aids

With the Institut Ramón Llull and the Institut Francès
We will have simultaneous translation.

The Ramon Llull Institute is a public body that promotes the Catalan language and culture. In the foreign field, it promotes the translation of literature and thought written in Catalan, be it narrative, essay, poetry, theater or graphic novel. Publishers can apply for this funding. On the other hand, theFrench Institute spreads the French language and culture. Abroad, it promotes artistic and cultural exchanges. Encourages translation and mobility of French authors. Publishers can apply for this funding.

11am – Conference room

Masterclass: How to work with the political book in bookstores

With Alcira Padín, Synusia’s bookseller and Natalia, La Raposa’s bookseller. Moderator: Alfonso Serrano, coordinator of the publishing house La oveja roja and the Contrabandos bookshop.

Synusia is a non-profit bookshop within the social and cooperative economy of Terrassa. It is committed to new forms of dialogue and intervention in the fabric of the city. To do this, it proposes and generates critical content through the book catalog as well as from the programming and training it offers. The Fox is a feminist bookshop located in Poble Sec in Barcelona. On its shelves are titles on feminism, LGTBI, children’s literature with a gender perspective, etc.

12.30pm – Conference room

Pitch space

A space for short presentations in which various authors present the idea or thesis of their book with the aim of showing the potential it has to be translated into other languages.

Authors must be pre-registered here .

3pm – Conference room

Conversation: Thinking about conflicts. The relationship between the publishing world and society

With Stella Magliani-Belkacem, editor-in-chief of La Fabrique (France), Sebastian Budgen, editor of Verso Books (UK), Ole Rauch, editor of Jacobin and Brumaire, and Ilaria Bussoni, editor of DeriveApprodi (Italy). Moderator: Emmanuel Rodríguez, Dream Dealers.

How do publishers relate to society? Can we rewrite history or affect it? We will approach the ideas of four leading publishers in the publishing sector of the political and radical book.

The event has simultaneous translation.

4pm – Hall

Coffee Match Meeting

The space is designed to have a close and direct meeting with professionals from the world of publishing who have outstanding careers, sharing a table and coffee. An exchange meeting, to talk, listen and learn. With a maximum of 5 participants per person.

Participants:

  • Patryk Walaszkowski, Krytyka Polityczna (Poland)
  • Miguel Yoshida, Expressão Popular (Brazil)
  • Ole Rauch, Brumaire Verlag and Jacobin Magazine (Germany)
  • Amelia Kraigher, Založba / * cf. (Slovenia)
  • Amina Darwish, Pluto Press (United Kingdom)
  • Marc Garcés, Paper Tiger Editions (Catalan Countries)
  • Hedoi Etxarte, Katakrak (Basque Country)


Pre-register here .

5pm – Conference room

Conversation: Organizing publishers around the world

Paulo Slachevsky, director of LOM ediciones and promoter of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers (Chile), Victor Malumian, editor of Godot ediciones and organizer of the Feria editores (Argentina), Miguel Yoshida, editor of Expressão Popular and promoter of the Network of Independent Publishers (Brazil). Moderator: Laura Arau, coordinator of the Fira Litera.

How are critical thinking publishers organized in different parts of the world? How do publishing networks work and how do they affect society? We will approach different networks that are organized through fairs, professional meetings or spaces of mutual support.

The event has simultaneous translation.

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May 2022