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Mix Literário gets to its second edition in a year of fight against censorship on books produced by LGBTQI+ authors in Brazil. Regarding this context, there are some news. This year, we’ll occupy an important space for the literary events circuit: Mário de Andrade Library. Taking advantage of the occasion to highlight Mário’s homosexuality, often neglected within the academy. We’ll also be honouring Vange Leonel, fundamental figure in the development and visibility of a national lesbian art movement. Other important innovation is the opening of our programming to non-fictional books, literary journalism and comics, editorial segments each time more relevant. Finally, we’re proud to announce the first Mix Literário Award, awarded to the year’s best author, during the general awarding ceremony of the festival. Thereby, we expect Mix Literário to become even broader, and turn into a tool of resistance for our community in such dark times.
VANGE LEONEL AND THE LOVE THAT DARED TO LEAVE ITS MARKS (90’) – for 14+
NOV 14 – 7:30pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
In an special edition for Mix Literário, the soiree “Um Quarto Todo Nosso” (We Have the Room for Us) pays homage to writer, singer, composer, journalist and activist Vange Leonel, remembering her legacy in affirmation of diversity with music and poetry. Organised by Cristina Judar and Cecília Floreste.
MÁRIO DE ANDRADE AWAY FROM THE CLOSET (90’) – for 14+
NOV 15 – 3pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
Live reading of the tale “Frederico Paciência” one of the pieces where this modernist author showcases his homosexuality the most. Reading done by gay writers, with open mic.
The book as an object is becoming each time more precious, appreciated and produced with its visuals as an art form. From independent houses to big publishers, from street poets to slam artists, many are the artisanal productions that showcase the trend. In this talk are gathered to discuss what’s new and the trends in the segment: João Innecco, poet-teller, editor of independent zine Fumaça and Tinto; Juno Cipolla, producer of hir own poetry books such as visual artists’ process books; and Preto Téo, poet, slammer and cultural producer, author of the book EP; published by padê editorial, an important house that specialises in artisanal books.
SOIREE – LGBTQI+ BLACKNESS, NEW VOICES (90’) – for 14+
NOV 15 – 7pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
A space dedicated to displaying the work of novice black authors, from different segments and literary mediums. An open mic is available for those interested.
Some authors have developed an extremely abysmal narrative, subjective, based on consciousness flows, inner immersions and poetic prose to voice new forms of identity within diversity. To this talk, we invite Gabriela Soutello, author of Ninguém vai lembrar de mim (No one will remember me), contemplated on the first edition of the debuting authors publishing contest from São Paulo’s Secretariat of Culture; Rafael João, author of Pelicano (Pelican); and Raimundo Neto, author of Todo esse amor que inventamos para nós (All the love we created for us), winner of Prêmio Paraná de Literatura in 2018.
Many signs of sexuality are crystallized in daily life and reproduce types of symbolic violence. Some poets, such and renowned master Glauco Mattoso, career spanning decades, know how to subvert and deconstruct normative fetishes in their production, writing to the delight of verses the old and new desires hidden by a normative society. To this talk, we’ll also invite Fabio Weintraub, poet and professor at University of São Paulo (USP), whose body of work reflects those questions as well.
SOIREE – THE DARKER IT GETS, THE BRIGHTER FIREFLIES SHINE (90’) – for 14+
NOV 16 – 7pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
Soiree featuring authors from A Resistência dos Vaga-lumes (The Firefly Resistance), an anthology led by LGBTQI+ writers.
Amongst recent editorial launches connected to the LGBTQI+ community, we find comic books. Either representing queer characters or shedding a light on other social issues, these comic artists are giving new traces and colors to the world of comics. Featuring Aline Zouvi,contributor to Folha de S.Paulo; Mário César Oliveira, of Bendita Cura, webcomics project winner of HQMIX 2019 trophy in its category; and Bruno Marcitelli, member of Cia. dos Terroristas collective, co-creator of the comic Ditadura gay (Gay Dictatorship), still under development.
With online readers networks booming, a greater younger audience has grown connected, and the emergence of authors that have been publishing some important narratives regarding diversity. Our three invited authors are great examples of the trend: Vitor Martins, youtuber and author of Um milhão de finais felizes (A Million Happy-endings); Thati Machado, author of Singular and editor, big on Wattpad; and author/ translator Eric Novello, of Ninguém nasce herói (Nobody is born a hero), book that depicts a distopia about a group of young people facing a religious fundamentalist regime.
LITERARY CARTOGRAPHY FROM THE SHADY CORNERS: ALLIES, DANCEFLOORS AND SAUNAS (90’) – for 14+
Featuring Marcelino Freire, Cristina Judar e Agnaldo de Assis Nascimento
NOV 17 – 7pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
Literature made by LGBTQI+ people has been tracing a new urban geography, revealing its places of discard, ins and outs. The tracks that subvert the daily body. These characters are often in the night and experience a suspicious and dreamlike existence, in which identities are diffuse and smoky. Beyond the presence of Marcelino Freire, whose largely accoladed body of work always brings this scenery, we’ll be talking to authors Cristina Judar, whose recent romance Oito do Sete (winner of Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura) explores similar cartographies, and Agnaldo de Assis Nascimento, who just released his debut Horses, an epic of punk art of sorts, with hints of queer, winner of the first debuting authors publishing contest from São Paulo’s Secretariat of Culture.
FROM ADVENTURE TO HORROR, FROM CORDEL TO FANTASY: LGBTQI+ AND THE TRANSIT BETWEEN LITERARY GENRES (90’) – for 14+
Featuring Jarid Arraes, Cidinha da Silva, Samir Machado de Machado e Santiago Nazarian
NOV 18 – 7pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
Literature made by LGBTQI+ people isn’t of a single style or language. Nor is it only aimed at their own community. The authors in this table are striking examples of how a writer may transit between classic literary genres, inserting new elements such as Brazilianity, diversity, specific existential and historical issues. In this conversation are gathered: Cidinha da Silva, who explores many genres from poetry to fantasy; Jarid Arraes, who went from cordel to a tale in her recent Redemoinho em dia quente (Whirlpool in a hot day); Samir Machado de Machado, who explores classic adventure genders featuring queer characters; and Santiago Nazarian, who’s been exploring horror in his bizarre existentialism
VOICES TO THE TUNE OF THE STREETS: LGBTQI+ IN PIECES OF LITERARY JOURNALISM AND NON-FICTION (90’) – for 14+
Featuring Luísa Marilac, Nana Queiroz, Chico Felitti e Larissa Ibúmi Moreira
NOV 19 – 7pm @ Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
Some great pieces of journalism and non-fiction work have been an important medium in the fight for stigmatised LGBTQI+ people’s visibility. Chico Felitti went viral with his story on Ricardo, “Fofão da Augusta”, later amplified by the book Ricardo e Vânia. Larissa Ibúmi Moreira retraces the origins of the movement that brought trans singers to the current scene, from their source to the stage, in her piece Vozes transcendentes. Luísa Marilac opens up in her much talked about autobiography, co-written by journalist and author Nana Queiroz.