The Relathors

Interview with a Anna Belén Torondell Capdevila, relathor of Un gir inesperat, included in the first volume of “Desde mi habitación” (page 35)

What did you think when you had your first contact with the RELAT-Hos project? How did you get to know it?

Anna Belén Torondell.- It was the first day I could leave my hospital room, only 45 days later. Anything I could do outside those four walls felt experimental and rewarding to me. That’s when I saw the RELAT-Hos information sheet on one of the walls of the unit and it really caught my attention. Then I asked myself “what does it mean?”

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Interview with M. Carmen Carbonero García, relathor of Ardillas en mi habitación, included in the first volume of "Desde mi habitación" (page 37)

Ma Carmen Carbonero

What did you think when you first came into contact with the RELAT-Hos project? How did you get to know it?

My story with the RELAT-Hos project is a bit special. In 2019, when the first volume of stories was published, it was a couple of years since my father had suffered a very severe stroke that left him in a coma for a month, but from which he fortunately woke up...

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Interview with David Herrera, relathor of Before, after y volver a empezar

David Herrera relathos

What did you think when you had your first contact with the RELATO-Hos project? How did you discover it?

I was admitted to the hospital on February 5, 2018 after a heart attack and not really knowing how I would leave it. A friend, who was visiting me, told me that she had seen a RELAT-Hos poster. I don't know how I understood that at that point, because I thought it was a project from the year before and that it was over. I wrote the first short story in the time while they were deciding what to do with me...

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Interview with Joan Guasch Cuscó, relathor of Sueños que podrían ser reales

Joan Guasch Relat-Hos HUB

What did you think when you had your first contact with the RELATO-Hos project? How did you discover it?

From March 18 to June 17, 2019, I stayed on different floors of the hospital. I still remember that the 12th floor was where I stayed the longest, specifically in room 1218. There, I had a notebook where I would write down my impressions every day. The nurses and the nursing assistants realised it, as well as Dr. Imma Grau Garriga and her assistants. I think there was a lot of talk about my writing and I guess Mrs. Antonia Castro got wind of it. One day, she came and explained that the hospital was inviting patients to take part in Relat-Hos project...

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Interview with Agustín Casas, relator of Pensaments

Agustí Casas, Relat-Hos HUB

What did you think when you had your first contact with the RELATO-Hos project? How did you discover it?

I found out about RELAT-Hos from the cover sheet that was in my hospital room. It had arrived in the morning and in the afternoon I began to browse through it - I'm quite curious. It caught my interest and I asked for more information. They told me that by chance the person in charge of the project was working on my floor and that she would come around midnight...

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Interview to Queralt Rubio, autor of Viaje Astral

Queralt Rubio relathos

Do you remember how you found out about the RELATO-Hos project?

I was diagnosed with cancer just after a trip to Chile. And it all happened so fast. This week I was undergoing a lot of medical examinations, and the next one I was already having an operation. The day after the surgery,
my father brought me the RELATO-Hos leaflet. I was so tired that I glanced at it and told him ‘Thanks dad! Leave it here and I'll look at it later’. I started to read it the next day and thought ‘I’m going to give it a try’. Then, I remember writing several drafts. But I didn't like any of them, so they all ended up in the paper bin... 

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