1 (reunión) social gathering; regular informal gathering
la tertulia del Café Gijón the Cafe Gijón circle; the in-crowd at the Cafe Gijón
estar de tertulia to talk; sit around talking; hacer tertulia to get together; meet informally and talk; hoy no hay tertulia there's no meeting today; the group is not meeting today
tertulia literaria literary circle; literary gathering
tertulia radiofónica radio talk show
tertulia televisiva talk show
The term tertulia is used for groups of people who meet informally on a regular basis to chat about current affairs, the Arts etc, and is also used to refer to the gathering itself. In early 20th Century Spain, tertulias literarias were much in vogue, and critics and writers would meet to discuss the literary issues of the day in places such as the famous Café Gijón. In more recent times, the term has been used to refer to the highly organized PR platforms in which writers of the moment engage in round-table discussions to promote their latest works.