Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
Capítulo uno (Chapter one) is a biennial international festival that brings to Madrid a selection of the best international contemporary literature in its myriad forms: the spoken and written word; poetry, narration, fiction and non-fiction, speculative fabulations, documentary tales and critical writing, with the aim of challenging canons and discovering new creative practices.
It is a space in which to celebrate literature as a shared and indeed an exceptional tool that helps us to understand ourselves as individuals and as a society and to redraw the world. It is a thoroughly hybrid literary festival that seeks to enable cross-contamination between disciplines -the constituent principle of Matadero Madrid- and to provoke encounters between different artistic practices and words.
Capítulo uno (Chapter One) will be split into a series of themes and sections, and will also try out a number of rarely used formats. Conversations with prestigious international and national authors will occupy a central position, but the festival will also spark intergenerational debates, giving voice to new offerings.
Since its beginnings, literature has had a fundamental presence at Matadero Madrid, mainly through Casa del Lector. Inaugurated in 2012, this International Centre for Reading Research, Development and Dissemination from the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation is a marvellous cultural space that ensures that readers and reading are its main protagonists. A space in which the general public and the professional world can meet; a space from which to experiment with reading, its most recent manifestations, its promotion or the training of its intermediaries. Casa del Lector is the main collaborator of the Capítulo Uno Festival.
Matadero Madrid and Patricia Escalona with the collaboration of Una Fiesta Salvaje
With the collaboration of
Anagrama, Literatura Random House, Lumen, Sexto Piso, Libros del Asteroide, Temas de Hoy, Revista GRANTA, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Atrapavientos/Libros que importan, Institut Français, British Council, Swedish Council for the Arts, Istituto italiano di Cultura