Twelve cultural institutes in the capital will showcase literature from various geographical and cultural areas at this year’s European Literature Night, an event set to take place on September 9. The event takes place between 19:00 and 23:00 in the area between the Pictor Arthur Verona St., Dionisie Lupu St., General Eremia Grigorescu St. and Vasile Lascăr St.
The Romanian Cultural Institute ICR dedicates for the first time its program to the genre of poetry, and has poet Svetlana Cârstean as invited guest. She will read at the Ion Mincu House together (via Skype) with poet Athena Farrokhzad, who is also the translator in Swedish of her poems. She will also have as guests artist Mihai Barabancea and musician Cătălin Creţu.
At this year’s edition of the event, the organizers are supporting the initiative of the Paspartu Association to enrich the book endowment of the Târgu Frumos library, in Iasi county. As such, between September 5th and September 9th, the five spaces that will host the European Literature Night are receiving donations of European literature books. The five spaces are: the Carturesti Verona bookstore, the Ion Mincu House, the Piua Book Bar, the Ţăndărică Theater and the European Public Space.
Some of the authors that will be read at the event are: Svetlana Cârstean (ICR); Claudiu M. Florian, Livia Ştefan, Sorin Gherguţ, Radu Niţescu, Andrei Dosa (European Public Space); Orhan Pamuk (Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center); György Dragomán (Hungarian Institute); Szczepan Twardoch, Andrzej Sapkowski (Polish Institute); Rui Zink (Camões Institute); Miguel de Cervantes, Antonio Muñoz Molina (Cervantes Institute); Cesare Pavese (Italian Cultural Institute); Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan (Austrian Cultural Forum); Wolfgang Herrndorf (Goethe Institute); Makis Tsitas (Greek Cultural Foundation); Miloš Urban, Jáchym Topol, Jiří Kratochvil (Czech Center).
The European Literature Night is organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture EUNIC. The participating institutions are: The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Greek Cultural Foundation, The Italian Culture Institute, The Polish Institute in Bucharest, The Camões Portuguese Institute, The Romanian Cultural Institute, The Cervantes Institute, The Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center, The Balassi Institute, The Goethe Institute, The Czech Center. The event takes place in more than 70 cities worldwide.
Access to the event is free, within available seating.