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Bogotá’s Literary Scene - Other Activity Bogotá - Colombia

It's typical for many of Colombia’s writers to spend a spell in the nation’s capital. Catch the latest words scribed by the modern poets and authors when you hit Bogotá blossoming literary café scene. Some venues even open the microphone up to the public —your opportunity to share some verses. Ciudad Viva is the city's monthly publication of cultural events, including literary readings.
Some spots with tertulias (literary readings) are:

Casa de Poesía Silva—Calle 14 3-41, Tel: 1-286-5710, E-mail: casadepoesiasilva(at), URL: Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m. Also, the last Sunday of every month, Casa de Poesia Silva is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Academia de la Lengua—Carrera 3 17-34, Tel: 1-334-3152/ 57+1-3426296, E-mail: jaime_posada2004(at) Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.

Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez— Calle 11 5-60, La Candelaria, URL:

Prólogo Café y Libros—Tertulias, Thursdays—Calle 96 11A-46, Tel.: 1-757-8069 URL: E-mail: Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Loto Azul—Open mic music and poetry—Carrera 5A 14-00, Tel: 57+1-334-2346, E-mail: lotoazulvegetariano(at) Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Museo Arte y Cultura con subsidio—Tertulias—Calle 36 5A-19, La Merced, Tel.: 57+1-245-3780 / 1- 245-4492 / 1-3400770, E-mail: URL: Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month 9 a.m. -6 p.m.

Arte Letra Librería Café—Carrera 7 70-18
Atrio Café Bar—Carrera 11 67-34, Chapinero, Tel.: 1-249-5828
Authors Bookstore & Café— Calle 70 5-23, Tel: 1-217-7788, Fax: 1-217-7790, E-mail:, URL:
Biblos Librería—Avenida 82 12A-21, Tel.: 1-218-1831, Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays noon-6 p.m.
Café Gaitán—Calle 23 7-73, Tel: 1-480-1325, URL:
Casa de las Citas—Carrera 3 13-35

Bogotá, Colombia

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Cost depends on the venue; some charge a cover or minimum consumption, at others the events are free.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: intermediate/somewhat difficult.

You Need to Bring:

If it’s an open mic, tuck your literary production into a back pocket, just in case you feel moved to share your voice.

Casa de Poesía Silva; Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango; the multitudes of museums in Bogotá.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Here are other activities in and around Bogotá that may be of interest: Volunteering in Bogotá, Guatavita, Plaza de Toros la Santamaria, Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, Keeping Fit in Bogotá, Studying Spanish, El Campin and Corferias.

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