Matilde Campilho, an exceptional phenomenon in modern Portuguese poetry and author of Jóquei, which has already run to four editions, opens Vodafone Vozes da Escrita on Thursday 20 August. The following day, Carlos Vaz Marques and Pedro Mexia, two of the most remarkable intellectual figures in journalism and literary writing and in the dissemination of culture and the arts in general, offer their thoughts from the stage on these and other topics, without reservation, in a dialogue between them and the audience. On Saturday 22 August, the closing day of Vodafone Vozes da Escrita falls to award-winning novelist Rui Cardoso Martins, co-founder of Produções Fictícias and journalist and columnist on O Público since its foundation. He wrote the Levante-se o Réu column for nearly 20 years, which has just been published in book form by Tinta-da-china, for which he received two Gazeta de Jornalismo Awards.
The first edition of Vodafone Vozes da Escrita is a partnership between Vodafone Paredes de Coura and the independent publisher Tinta-da-china, which since its foundation in 2005 has published over 300 titles and launched the Portuguese edition of the prestigious literary magazine Granta, edited by Carlos Vaz Marques. Bárbara Bulhosa’s publishing house, which celebrates its tenth anniversary on 1 November 2015, has received various national and international awards over the years, both for specific books and for Tinta-da-china’s graphic work.
Vodafone Paredes de Coura takes place at Taboão river beach on 19-22 August and the line-up includes names such as Tame Impala, TV On The Radio, The War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Temples and Lykke Li, among many others.
Daily tickets are on sale at the usual outlets, price €45. Vodafone customers can purchase tickets through the Vodafone Paredes de Coura App, available for iOS and Android.
Those looking for a combined ticket and transport solution can obtain, exclusively at FNAC, the Renex Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2015 pack which includes a general pass for the festival and a Renex return coach travel voucher from Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon and the Algarve.