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Our literary walking tours are back in Cordoba

From October 04, 2023 until May 18, 2024From October 4, 2023 to May 18, 2024
From October 4, 2023 to May 18, 2024 Free entry after registering.
Register by following this link.
In Spanish.

Casa Árabe, with the cooperation of Cordoba’s Municipal Network of Libraries, is organizing this activity coordinated by writer Matilde Cabello, at which visitors are invited to get to know the city through works of literature. Sign up to participate.

During this year’s edition of the “Read and Stroll” initiative, Casa Árabe is collaborating on seven of the 14 tours that make up the full schedule, and the proposed readings will have the era of Al-Andalus as a common thread.

Literary walks are made up of leisurely tours that follow a specific itinerary in which the landmarks mentioned in a text or appearing in its setting are visited. Along the way, excerpts from the text associated with the places that are visited are read or commented on. 

The proposed dates and literary works are:

Walk 2 - Saturday, November 11
The Surgeon of Al-Andalus, by Antonio Cavanillas de Blas. 
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe

Walk 4 - Saturday, December 16
The Cordoba of Ibn Hazm, by Daniel Valdivieso
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe

Walk 6 - Saturday, January 27, 2024
Al-Dahil: Abd al-Rahman, The Émigré Prince, by Daniel Valdivieso 
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe

Walk 8 - Saturday, February 24, 2024
The Librarian of Medina Azahara, by Antonio Torremocha Silva 
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe

Walk 10 - Saturday, March 16, 2024
The Cordoba Plot, by Juan Kresdez 
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe

Walk 12 - Saturday, April 20, 2024
Wallada: The last moon, by Matilde Cabello 
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe 

Walk 14 - Saturday, May 18, 2024
Umayyad Cordoba, by Antonio Muñoz Molina 
Pre-tour meeting on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Árabe

Before holding each guided walk, those who have registered and been accepted must read the literary work upon which the tour is based. They can get a copy of it on loan from the library (sign up here).

The tours will be held on a Saturday morning and, in advance, on the preceding Friday, there will be a pre-tour meeting to discuss the reading. Whenever possible, the author will be invited to take part in the meeting and/or in the literary tour.The coordinator of the meetings and guide on the tours will be writer Matilde Cabello.

Participation in this activity is completely free of charge. You need only be in possession of a Library Card from the Andalusian Network of Public Libraries, which is also free of charge. If you do not have one, you must apply for it when you sign up for the activity.

Each person must request participation separately for each specific reading/walk. It is possible and advisable to apply for more than one walk, specifying your order of preference. 
Order of preference for selecting applicants: 
- Date when the application is received (website form). 
- From the second tour onwards, those who have not participated in any previous tour are given preference (even if their application is for a later date). 
The book will be delivered 30 days in advance. Those who do not pick up the book on the dates indicated may lose their place. Likewise, if you fail to attend the tour without giving prior notice, you will lose your space on any other tours occurring later.

Sign up by clicking on this link

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Our literary walking tours are back in Cordoba