September 08, 2020

Instituto Cervantes Presents an Online Discussion on “Extraterritorial” Writers

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  • Instituto Cervantes Presents an Online Discussion on “Extraterritorial” Writers
  • Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, is set to host a webinar on Literature titled “Extraterritorial”, which centers in Madrid, Manila, Beijing, and Shanghai happening on September 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

    “Extraterritorial” is a colloquium about writers who did their literary career in a language other than the mother tongue or the official language of the countries where they are living.

    Classics like Conrad, Beckett, Nabokov, or Kundera, among others, migrated in their literary production from their mother tongues to other languages. It will delve into the tradition of exophone writers, which has increased in recent years, for various reasons.

    In this discussion, Spanish writer Elia Barceló, Filipina poet and Spanish and Italian professor Daisy López, and published writer Siu Kam Wen from Peru will talk about their literary relationship with the Spanish language, as authors who reside and produce their literary work in countries with other linguistic realities.

    Moreover, they will also exchange their views on how their “border” condition influences their respective works.

    (L-R) Spanish writer Elia Barceló, Filipina poet and Spanish and Italian professor Daisy López, and published writer Siu Kam Wen from Peru

    The online discussion, moderated in Spanish by Peruvian writer and historian Fernando Iwasaki, will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English and Chinese.

    The audience will be able to interact with the speakers by submitting their questions during the event. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants may access the webinar here:

    For more information and updates, you may check out their website at or Instituto Cervantes’ social media page on Facebook.


    What: “Extraterritorial” Webinar on Literature
    Where: Zoom (
    When: September 9, 2020, 6 p.m.
    Admission: Free

    Source: Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s official press release
    Images courtesy of Instituto Cervantes de Manila

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