14 cultural Institutes in Bucharest are getting ready for the European Literature Night

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The fourth edition of the European Literature Night is scheduled on October 9, from 7 p.m. to midnight at “Eng. Dimitrie Leonida” National Technic Museum and at the Romanian Academy’s Astronomic Institute, with 14 cultural institutions from Bucharest attending.

The European Literature Night is a EUNIC Bucharest event, co-organized this year by the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Czech Center, the Polish Institute, Goethe Institute, Balassi Magyar Institute, the French Institute, British Council, Cervantes Institute, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Wallone-Brussels Delegation, “Vito Grasso” Italian Culture Institute, the Greek Cultural Foundation, “Yunus Emre” Turkish Cultural Center and the Portugal’s Embassy/ Camões Institute.

“The mission of this event is to promote the European values and to contribute to the cultural diversity. Literature is a way through which mutual understanding can be reached and which can help at exceeding the communication barriers,” said Cristophe Pomez, president of the EUNIC Bucharest cluster, cultural attached and director of the French Institute in Bucharest.

Pomez unveiled the European Literature Night will be “a feast of reading, of stories which are travelling and that we are crossing through,” “aiming to offer the European countries the opportunity to present contemporary works translated in Romanian and to creatively promote new voices of the European literature.”

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