Since 2009, the Athletic Club Foundation, with the collaboration of Bizkaia Provincial Library, has organised a small festival of literature and football called Letras y Fútbol (Letters and Football).


It is made up of a series of key meetings in which cultural representatives discuss the relationship between football and literature, understood in a broad sense, from novels to opinion columns, theatre, poetry, scripts and lyrics in music. At the same time, activities are held to promote reading, such as our own publications or the Athletic Reading Club, where any fan can suggest a book to the men’s and women’s Athletic players and from which reading clubs are set up.

In recent years, authors such as Juan Villoro, Eduardo Mendoza, Manuel Vilas, Enric González, Bill Buford, Miguel Angel Hernández, David Trueba, Manuel Jabois, Joan Tallón, Jorge Valdano, Philip Kerr, Bernardo Atxaga, Sergi Pàmies, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Simon Kuper, Josep Ramoneda, Jonathan Wilson, Laura Fernández, Miqui Otero, Belén Gopegui, Jordi Puntí, Kirmen Uribe, Ray Loriga, Hernán Casciari, Andrés Neuman, Amets Arzallus, Ander Izagirre, Martín Caparrós, Milena Busquets, Agustín Fernández-Mallo, Héctor Abad Faciolince, Eduardo Sacheri, David Goldblatt and Philippe Claudel have been part of a festival that year after year has established itself as a reference point between culture and sport.

More information http://www.letrasyfutbol.com/

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  • Promotes raising social awareness about different social realities and the relevance of the SDGs.
  • Educates people about the relevance of sport in society and its impact on human development.
  • Combines the power of literature and football to promote education and culture.
  • Represents and raises awareness about the social realities suffered by women in relation to sport, and more specifically, football.
  • Promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment in sport and literature.
  • Combats discrimination against women.
  • Promotes innovation and literary creation.
  • Boosts the literature industry and includes issues with a social impact.
  • Promotes the participation of all groups in society.
  • Promotes and ensures equal opportunities without discrimination in terms of gender, functional diversity, nationality, etc.
  • Promotes reading among people with reading difficulties.
  • Promotes social inclusion, equality, respect, tolerance, diversity, and the fight against discrimination.
  • Raises awareness of the need for equal social integration and representation and the importance of building peaceful, sustainable, fair societies.
  • Promotes local actions for achieving SDGs.
  • Creates alliances with public institutions and other third and private sector entities, and citizens to achieve SDG-related targets.
  • Promotes knowledge and education on SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.