Conrad Festival at Massolit Books & Cafe

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Event Europe in Translation – The Schwob/Finnegan’s List Project
Place Massolit Books & Café
Time 17:00, October 21
Description Europe in Translation – The Schwob/Finnegan’s List ProjectTranslating Europe – The Schwob/Finnegan’s List Project

Guests: Gabriela AdameşteanuGyörgy DragomanDimitri Verhulst 

Meeting will be modereted by: Tomasz Pindel

Every year, the European Society of Authorspublishes a list of under-translated or forgotten works called Finnegan’s List, made of recommendations from 10 prominent writers from around the world. The idea is simple: each author selects three titles from his or her personal library – classic and contemporary fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry. Through its multilingual polyphony, Schwob/Finnegan’s List is striving to be a vivid expression of the essential truth that “a culture is, after all, the sum of the external influences it acquires”, to quote the Finnegan’s List 2012 committee’s member Juan Goytisolo.

In Kraków, the invited authors will talk about their picks for the Schwob/Finnegan’s List project.

This event is organized by Schwob and the European Society of Authors, in collaboration with the Conrad Festival, the Allianz Kulturstiftung and the Jan Michalski Foundation.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Event Edinburgh inspires Publishers – Edinburgh in books
Place International Book Fair in Krakow
Time 10:00
Description Edinburgh inspires Publishers – Edinburgh in booksCaroline Clark and Steph Scott of Canongate Books and Marion Sinclair of Publishing Scotland visit the Krakow Book Fair to showcase the diverse and dynamic literature from Edinburgh.
Event Edinburgh inspires writers – From Pavement to Page: Reading Edinburgh
Place Massolit Books & Café
Time 13:00
Description Edinburgh inspires writers – From Pavement to Page: Reading Edinburgh Award-winning novelist and poet James Robertson joins Sarah Morrison, Communications Executive at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, to explore the way Edinburgh has inspired generations of world-famous writers, and the way they have captured the city on the page in prose.
Event Edinburgh inspires poetry
Place Massolit Books & Café
Time 14:00
Description Edinburgh inspires poetry Edinburgh’s poet laureate or ‘Makar’ Christine de Luca will read poems about Edinburgh, one about the Polish map of Scotland and by two poets whose work inspired the anonymous paper book sculptures left at the Scottish Poetry Library. A visual element to the event in a slideshow of images from Edinburgh will accompany the poet and her reading.
Event Edinburgh inspires creative industries: The Experience and Contemporary Challenges of the First City of Literature
Place Massolit Books & Café
Time 15:15
Description Edinburgh inspires creative industries: The Experience and Contemporary Challenges of the First City of Literature Nick Barley (Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival the world’s largest public book festival of its kind), James McVeigh (Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh) and Marion Sinclair (Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland) will discuss Edinburgh as an international platform for local writers and artists, and local platform for international writers and artists. The experts will also address the issue of sustainable development of the creative city and challenges the city faces in meeting the needs of the literary sector.

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