In the clothesline of Escola d’ Escriptura del’ Ateneu Barcelonés not only wet dreams are hanging out. Although Saint Jordi’s Day (April, 24) was a horny ocassion for mengling roses with books, love with friendship, dreams with literature, the initiative of the Catalonian school managed to trascend all sexual Freudian predictions. In any case, we all wish at the EACWP that those dreams will not completely dry out
Muriel Villanueva, head of international relations and teacher, brings us her testimony of the celebration of our Dreams project in Barcelona:
In our creative writing school, Escolad’ Escriptura del’ Ateneu Barcelonés, the Dreams project of the European Association of Creative Writing Programmes has resulted in over thirty literary texts and a video-poem. The students have been writing at home and in our classrooms, with their professors, both narrative and poetic texts about their night dreams, taken as an essential experience of the human soul. As part of Sant Jordi’s Day —April 23rd, the most important literary celebration in thec ity— texts were laid by the autors at the Clotheslines of Dreams, a beautiful and open assembly in the hall of our school. There, poems and short stories were exposed for a few days, during which they could be read by all members of our literary community. We hope that now these texts will be also discovered by members of other schools in the world, so our dreams, literature and creativity can potentially enrich they all, in the same way we are continously enriched by all their experiences.
Escola d’escriptura compiled around seventy two texts written within the Dreams project experience and translated most of them for our EACWP website. If you want to read some texts in English and French, do it here. If you prefer to read the original texts in Catalan and Spanish, you can download from here.
And, if you want to see Patricia Benjumea’s video-poem, Contemporary Dreams (in Spanish), click here.