DONAU LOUNGE @ BOOKFEST 2015
Literature and culture in the Danube countries
20–24 May 2015
On the initiative of Balassi Institute – Collegium Hungaricum Vienna, the Balassi Institute – Hungarian Institute in Bucharest organizes the DONAU LOUNGE, that brings together literature and cultural programs mainly at book fairs in the major European theme "Danube". This platform for collaboration is the most important objective of the Danube Cultural Cluster and it is in consent with the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. With the Donau Lounge the main aim is to have more dialogue, more tolerance and much more cultural collaboration between the countries of the Danube region.
ME AND THE DANUBE
daily, Cafeneaua Bookfest
What would you put in a bottle to send it towards the Black Sea? Now you can do it at Bookfest: Everybody is invited to express his/her feelings, ideas, stories or comments about the river Danube which is obviously more than just a river… Have you already posted your message?
Friday, 22nd May
KRISTIN DIMITROVA: SABAZIOS (BG)
14.00-15.00, Cafeneaua Bookfest
The book called Sabazios of the Bulgarian author Kristin Dimitrova was published in 2012 in Romanian. The literary critic Corina Bernic will speak with the author about her novel, but also about the Elias Canetti Society and contemporary Bulgarian literature in the Danube region.
THE CHARMED PENCIL / CSODACERUZA (HU)
workshop for children
17.00-18.30, Clubul Şoriceilor
Workshop for children conducted by the editors of the Charmed Pencil children’s magazine in which they will edit a thematic issue of the magazine dedicated to the reiver Danube with the support of the participating children.
IN DIALOGUE WITH ISTVÁN KEMÉNY ABOUT THE DANUBE (HU)
presentation and dialogue
19.00-20.00, Cafeneaua Bookfest
Dialogue and public reading with the Hungarian author István Kemény about his recently translated volume of poetry into Romanian O îndepărtată alarmă aeriană. His dialogue partners will the writer Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari and the translator of the volume Andrei Dósa.
BETWEEN BROTHERS ON THE BANKS OF THE DANUBE: THE FLORIAN BROTHERS (RO)
20.00-21.00, Cafeneaua Bookfest
Filip and Matei Florian will be in dialoge about literature and fishing related to their common volume recently translated into Hungarian, Băiuţeii. The dialogue between the brothers will be moderated by the writer Karácsonyi Zsolt.
Saturday, 23rd May
SURPRISING CULTURAL FLOW – ARTISTS, NETWORKS, BEST PRACTICES
round table discussion
19.30-21.00, Cafeneaua Bookfest
It is obvious that the Danube region has a rich cultural history, and also contemporary arts and culture are flourishing. But who are the players of the „Danubian” cultural scene? Which projects, platforms or initiatives are especially promising and unique? We invite you to a guided tour with artists and experts from all over the Danube region.
Méhes Márton, Danube Cultural Cluster (HU)
Carola Schmidt, Cargo Project (AT)
Alexandru Popescu, Traduki Romania (RO)
Teodor Frolu, Rowmania (RO)
The Donau Lounge programme is an initiative of Collegium Hungaricum Vienna/Danube Cultural Cluster.
Main local organizer of Donau Lounge at Bookfest 2015:
Balassi Institute – Hungarian Institute Bucharest
NKA – Hungarian Cultural Fund
Romanian Cultural Institute Bucharest
Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest
Danube Cultural Cluster Vienna
Elias Canetti Society Ruse