Tapas Literarias

Mercedes reading from her novel El cuadro inacabado at the 14 September 2013 Tapas event

Mercedes reading from her novel El cuadro inacabado at the 14 September 2013 Tapas event

Bristol Spanish is privileged to have author Mercedes Aquirre Castro as a collaborator. Mercedes is a Classics lecturer at the Complutense University in Madrid as well as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol. She is author of two novels, a book of short stories published in Spanish and English (parallel text), a collection of short stories based on classical mythology, as well as other essays and articles.

About once a month, on a Saturday morning, Mercedes will read from Hispanic literature (including her own) and this is followed by discussion. We call these literary meetings Tapas Literarias. Everyone knows what tapas are, but did you know that tapa also means ‘cover’ as in the cover of a book? So the name Tapas Literarias is a play on words!

Each event has a theme. For example, the theme of one of our last events was los mitos and Mercedes read passages from Marco Denevi, Ramón Gómez de la Serna and Pedro Guillermo Jara.

Our next Tapas event is taking place on Saturday, 13 May 2017 from 11am – 12.30pm at Foyles bookshop in Cabot Circus. The theme on this occasion is Folklore.