Reading… Olvido García Valdés

  • DATE

    9 April 2024

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Instituto Cervantes Manchester and Leeds Poetry Club, under the coordination of Professor Diana Cullell (University of Liverpool), is launching a new series of readings dedicated to “Spanish Poetry Awards”.


This club provides our students with the opportunity to explore prominent figures in contemporary Spanish poetry, such as Joan Margarit, Olvido García Valdés, Pilar Pallarés, or Luis García Montero.

In each session, participants will delve into the work of a poet through the reading of their poems, presented in both Spanish and English. Professor Cullell will enhance the experience with her commentary, creating a participatory space where all attendees will share their insights about the meaning of the poems.

The third session will focus on the work of Olvido García Valdés, winner of the Spanish National Poetry Prize in 2007 for her work Y todos estábamos vivos, the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize in 2021, or the Queen Sofía Ibero-American Poetry Prize in 2022. She is the author of works such as El tercer jardín, Ella, los pájaros, Lo solo del animal, and Confía en la gracia.

Join us to explore and share the richness of Spanish poetry in this fascinating literary journey!

Diana Cullell is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool and a specialist in Spanish and Catalan literature and culture. She has published on different authors and literary movements, interested in new forms of poetry and their new interpretations; contemporary Spanish and Catalan poetry; and representations of the body in literature or the Spanish poetry market from 1980 to the present. Her publications include La perfopoesía española en el siglo XXI: una revolución poética (Madrid: Amargord, 2019); Spanish Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology(Manchester University Press, 2014); or La Poesía de la Experiencia Española de Finales del Siglo XX al XXI (Madrid: Devenir, 2010).