On Tuesday, September 10, starts the second edition of Pikes Literary Festival, the literary festival with musical influences organized by Pikes Ibiza. It will be three days of literature, music and cinema with a complete program that includes round tables, interviews, creative writing and publishing workshops, readings and projections of exclusive films.
The first two days, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 September, will be dedicated to British literature and music. On the third day, on Wednesday, September 12, Pikes Literary Festival will celebrate literature in Spanish, as a novelty of the 2019 edition.
The opening session will feature two luxury guests such as Irvine Welsh, author of “Trainspotting” and sponsor of the festival; and Carl Barât, musician of the band The Libertines, leading a panel on the lyric in the musical composition in an interview conducted by Welsh. Matt Trollope, the official biographer of Tony Pike – founder of the Pikes hotel – and author of the book “The White Island (The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean’s Capital of Hedonism)” will be another guest of the day.
The first day will close with a dinner served by Blacks Club, the legendary London club whose origin is in 1764 when Samuel Johnson, David Garrick and Joshua Reynolds began to meet at this local Dean Street in London’s Soho, today one of the Private reference clubs of the British capital. Luke Thomas, his famous chef, will prepare a three-course menu to be enjoyed in Room 39, the Pikes Ibiza restaurant.
The second day will include guests as Debby Lee, who will be interviewed by journalist Stephen Armstrong about her career as a producer of musical documentaries, whose latest production for Sky Arts is the feature film “The Who”, a preview of which will be screened in first World Cup in Ibiza on the pink tennis court of Pikes Ibiza. On this day a tribute to “Quadrophenia” will be dedicated, celebrating the 40th anniversary of its premiere, in which members of the original cast of the film, including actress Leslie Ash, will participate in a panel titled “The Quad Crew”, followed of the projection of the film in collaboration with Cinema Paradiso.
The third day of the festival opens a new chapter in Pikes Literary Festival, for the first time including a section dedicated to the creation in Spanish. The day includes interviews with writers Ray Loriga and Dani El Rojo, a panel in which several writers from Ibiza participate, with Ricardo F. Colmenero and Nora Albert among others; and the presentation of the book “The Ballad of Johnny Cash”, by the journalist and writer Cristina Amanda Tur. In addition, a chapter from the series by the director Fernando Monge “Los 7 amantes de Victoria Svensson” and the documentary “De donde no se vuelve“, a profound piece about the award-winning photographer Alberto García-Alix, produced by the Reina Sofía Museum, will be screened.
Pikes Literary Festival will open the sessions of each of the three days with the workshops on creative writing led by the teacher and co-founder of the Linda Quinn festival, who conducts the workshop “How to be a writer”. Authors Matt Trollope and Jaqi Loye-Brown will conduct the workshop “How to publish” and Cristina Amanda Tur and Ana Olivia Fiol the workshop “How to write an attractive story“, the latter taught in Spanish.