At the junction of Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, is La Nacional, the old cultural center in the city. With live events, classes, authentic cuisine, art, music and more, it is a non-profit organization that supports the expression and promotion of a diverse diverse culture.
Since its foundation in 1868, La Nacional has served as a meeting point for political and revolutionary dissidents, avant-garde poets and artists, including the innovative director Luis Buñuel and the modernist poet Federico García Lorca, who wrote sections of his famous anthology “Poeta in New York “during his time in the Society.
With the responsibility that comes with knowing their background well, and for the first time at the next 2018 festival, the Kerouac Festival will have this spectacular space as one of its venues.
Instituto Cervantes NY
Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organization created by the Government of Spain in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching of Spanish and the co-official languages of Spain, as well as to contribute to the dissemination of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. It is present on four continents with more than 75 centers.
The work of the Cervantes Institute is directed by representatives of the academic, cultural and literary world of the Spanish and Latin American sphere. The Cervantes Institute of New York collaborates with museums, galleries, theaters, publishers, other Spanish institutions, Latin American and many other countries.
For our act, we will use the Auditorium, fully equipped and with capacity for 144 attendees.
Ferry Brooklyn - Manhattan
The East River Ferry connects Manhattan with Brooklyn, as our ferries in the Ría de Vigo connect our city with Moaña and Cangas. In the same way, the Altlantic Ocean connects Vigo with NY and we will use the parallelism between the two ferries and the poetry to carry out another edition of our viral Poetry on board.
Our most recent addition to the festival, the elegant Arlo space will be the setting for a bilingual Haiky Duel. Growing in spaces, and adding this architectural and design jewel, reveals our intentions. In addition, this type of events programmed by The Haiku Guys are really multitudinous.
Casa Galicia NY
Since 1940, this institution has maintained its firm and determined commitment to divulge the Galician origin and identity, developing activities to publicize the idiosyncrasy, culture and Galician customs among members, new generations and the general public.
That this institution with so much history, and that Castelao has as an honorary member, is the seat of our Festival Kerouac in NY is an honor, and a promise of continuity of the dissemination of poetry in Galician Language in the Big Apple.
Bowery Poetry Club
Bowery Poetry Club, is one of the temples of poetry in the Big Apple, center of inspiration for poets from all over the world and an institution that strives to spread oral poetry and the lyrical word in all its forms.
Since 2015 we have the pleasure and responsibility to collaborate continuously with this great North American institution.
We exchanged poets between the Kerouac Festival and the institution, and 5 poets have already traveled to Vigo from NY sponsored by Bowery. In April it is up to us to
reciprocate this exchange.
We will use their room and all their media for communicate the event.