24 Hours of Sant Jordi NYC (Online)
Two weeks ago we were about to launch the NYC version of Barcelona’s Sant Jordi Book Fair. There would be lit crawls in Chelsea and DUMBO, and bookstands and flower stalls in Madison Square. And concerts and guest authors. All swept away by COVID-19.
So. We’re going online. We’ve reinvented the festival as 24 hours of Sant Jordi NYC (Online). Three days of literature in translation, 8 hours a day, from April 23 to 25, in this international literary portal.
This is a truly original online experience through which people can enter and choose an area of activity following different narratives from within the illustration of the cityscape of Madison Square, with animated illustrations, web-based AR experience, video mapping, original music, and, above all, a surprising array of international literature.
True to the spirit of Sant Jordi, our Kickstarter seeks funding for two purposes: to support bookstores and publishers by bringing their books into your homes through our gorgeous virtual city, and to offer a stipend to the writers, translators, and musicians who will reach you through Sant Jordi NYC.