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Romanian readers are invited to celebrate the European Literature Month in October

Romanian readers are invited to celebrate the European Literature Month in October

EUNIC Romania (the European Union National Institutes for Culture) is organizing „The European Literature Month” again this year, a wide project summing up over 50 events, from workshops for kids, to debates, conferences, contests and theatre adaptations.

The European Literature Month is an opportunity to bring together the literary activities of EUNIC Romania members under an umbrella-programme that celebrates European cultural diversity, as well as the intersections between European cultures and languages.

The European Literature Month programme is itself diverse, integrating fun activities for children and parents, traditional events such as readings and translations, as well as digital campaigns.

We believe in the power of literature to bring us together and promote understanding, cooperation and diversity, and we hope to celebrate this with readers of all ages throughout October,” said Nigel Bellingham, Director British Council Romania.

This year’s edition will bring up a special project, namely the series of meetings within „#Eucitesc European Book Club”. Designed as a book club, the project will debate four novels which mark the diversity of the contemporary literature: „The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, „The Red-Haired Woman” by Orhan Pamuk, „Fear” by Stefan Zweig and „Strike Your Heart” by Amélie Nothomb. The meetings are due every Friday, starting October 12, as of 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Romanian Literature.

A focus point will be the events for children at this edition: lo less than 10 events, among whom, storytelling nights, workshops for parents, reading and creative writing workshops. The events for the little ones kick off on October 8 with a storytelling night for children at the British Council Library, with the UK ambassador Andrew Noble attending.

Seven book launches are scheduled within the European Literature Month, with many of them attended by the authors: Eric Vuillard, winner of Goncourt Prize in 2017, Demeter Szilárd – author of novel „Bruise for bruise”, Yusuf Nevzat Sarıgöl, coordinator of the „Modern Turkish Poetry” anthology, Costantino D’Orazio –Leonardo’s Secret” author and François-Henri Désérable –Goncourt prize laureate Romania’s choice 2018.

EUNIC members attending the European Literature Month are: the Austrian Cultural Forum, Balassi-Magyar Institute in Bucharest, British Council Romania,  Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation, Greek Cultural Foundation, Goethe Institute, the French Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, the European Public Space, Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center.

More details at: https://eunic-romania.eu/.

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