Enrique EnrÃquezÂ will be revisiting Italo Calvino's Castle of Crossed Destinies. In 1973, Italian writer Italo Calvino wroteThe Castle of Crossed Destinies, a novel in which characters who cannot speak to each other recount their tales using tarot cards. Enrique EnrÃquez will be re-enacting Calvinoâ€™s feat, turning Books & Books into a Bookshop of Crossed Destinies. Some members of the audience will be encouraged to tell their tales using tarot cards. Working as the narrator, EnrÃquez will put these tales into words.Â This event is FREE.
On Friday, July 30th and July 31st, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.,Â Enrique EnrÃquezÂ will be giving short tarot readings at Books&Books cafe.
There will be no fixed fee, and every person is encouraged to give a retribution that fits their possibilities.
On Sunday, August 1st, from 6 pm to 8 pm.,Â Enrique EnrÃquezÂ will be giving a workshop on The Marseilles tarotâ€™s Visual Language. In this workshop, EnrÃquez shares his phenomenological approach to the tarot that doesnâ€™t focus on symbolism but rather on the way we can use our body experience to understand images. By contrasting the the medieval notion of symmetry with our current understanding of the way our brain makes meaning, we will be able to apprehend the tarotâ€™s language of shape.Â The cost of this workshop is $ 25
About Enrique EnrÃquez
A visual thinker and tarot reader. In 2009 his â€˜Gestural Keys to the Tarotâ€™ were published as a prologue for the Jean Dodal tarot, re-edited by Jean-Claude Flornoy. He has been calledÂ â€œone of the most brilliant minds in the tarot world of the 21st Centuryâ€, by members of the international Association for Tarot Studies. The British Society of Mystery Entertainers described his work as one thatÂ â€œchallenges many preconceptions about the tarotâ€.