“2nd Iberoamerican Festival LEA” (text in English)
ABANICO escuela de Español | City of Athens | Instituto Cervantes Atenas |

Following last year’s success, this year’s “2nd Iberoamerican Festival LEA: Literature in Athens-For a better world in our hands,” reopens its doors.

Launch: Wednesday, September 29 at 17:30

The festival is organized by Cultural Magazine Sol Latino in cooperation with the City of Athens Technopolis, the Intercultural Center of the City of Athens, the Instituto Cervantes and the Language and Culture Center Abanico.

The Festival is under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and the support of the embassies: Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Uruguay, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Chile, and the Honorary Consulate of Colombia in Greece.

The aim of the event is to approach the diverse Iberoamerican cultural framework through Greek and foreign writers, scholars, musicians, painters, graphic artists, dancers, translators and chefs at a five-day multicultural celebration.

For the second consecutive year guests of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the rich literary work of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese writers. Besides, the word LEA in these languages means “read.” Classical Greek literature is a point of reference for the Iberoamerican world while contemporary Greek writers are now of high recognition.

Guests of the festival are literary and artistic personalities of the Iberoamerican world, such as: Jorge Edwards, Tomás Segovia, Rosa Maria Britton, Luis Eduardo Aute, Fernando Igouasaki, Jesus Agkouado, Blanca Andreou, Uri de Gortari, Edmund Eskamigia, Maria Louisa Kapegia, Omar Figueroa Toursios, Adriana Moskera and puppet theatre group Bambalina.

Greek writers will also participate in the event: Persa Koumoutsi, Eleni Gika, Konstantinos Vadrachanis and Thanos Hatzopoulos, as well as representatives of the Portuguese and Spanish cultural scene in our country such as: Juan Vicente Pikeras Pedro Olaya, Nikos Pratsinis, Viktor Ivanovich, Dimitris Drossos, Yiorgos Rouvalis and Silva Pantou.

Hours open

  • 29/9: 19.00-23.00
  • 30/9 & 1/10: 14.00-23.00
  • 2/10 & 3/10: 11.00-23.00

Admission is free


Tel: 210 9859682, e-mail:,

Place: City of Athens “Technopolis”Address: 100 Piraeus St, Gazi

source: city of athens

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