November is a busy month for our CELA artists with no less than two festivals. Next up: Wintertuinfestival in Nijmegen, from 21-25 November! Wintertuinfestival is a literary festival in Nijmegen, taking place every year. This time, the theme of the festival is, roughly translated: What do we hear, when we really listen? and it aims to lay down ground for an open public discussion and new forms of conversation about difficult and urgent public debates.
On Friday 23 November, at 8.30 p.m., Carmien Michels (Belgium) and translator Cătălina Oșlobanu (Romania), Rebekka de Wit (Belgium) and translator Guillermo Briz (Spain), Anna Kalimar (Romania) and translator Jan Willem Bos (Netherlands) will present themselves and their work on stage. CELA-writer Joost Oomen will host the evening.
On Saturday 24 November, four new writer-translator duo's will take the stage and talk with none other than renown writer Abdelkader Benali: Mariana Torres (Spain) and translator Heleen Oomen (Netherlands), Andrei Crăciun (Romania) and Jan Willem Bos (Netherlands), Valério Romão (Portugal) and translator Anne Lopes Michielsen (Netherlands) and Maurizio Amendola (Italy) and Lies Lavrijsen (Netherlands).
Of course there will also be workshops by the CELA artists during the festival. Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., you can join writers Mariana Torres and Andrei Crăciun for a creative writing masterclass. During his workshop, Andrei will talk about the relationship between journalism and literature and the way in which reality can turn into fiction. On Saturday evening, Anne Lopes Michielsen will give a translation workshop in which you can dive into the work of the CELA authors and tackle translation challenges together with her!
Also during Saturday evening, you can visit the unique audiotour ‘I do not live in the house anymore (but the house still lives in me)’ made by the Flemish writer Maud Vanhauwaert and Ibo Ibelings (student Interaction Design, ArtEZ). Roam the dreams of five characters who lost their childhood homes and follow your own route from front door to bedroom.
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CELA (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists) offers a European context to a new generation of writers, translators and literary professionals. Starting in September 2018, the CELA artists take stages all across Europe to sit side by side on stage, revealing the joys, and sorrows, of telling the same story differently. After Wintertuinestival, different duo’s take the stage at Tinto no Branco - Festival Literario (Portugal), Passa Porta Festival (Belgium), Lev - Literature em Viagem (Portugal) and Book Fest (Romania). We are looking forward to meet you there!
Only a week until Pisa Book Festival! After a successful kick-off of the CELA festivaltour at Hay Festival Segovia in Spain, six new duo's of emerging writers and emerging translators will travel to Italy to take the stage at our second stop.
Pisa Book Festival is one of the largest and most dynamic book festivals in Italy and is dedicated to Italian independent publishing houses. Every Autumn it brings to Pisa publishers, writers, translators, illustrators, Italian and foreign artists. This year, the festival draws special attention to Spain and it's publishing industry for the Guest of Honor Country programme with special events dedicated to the literature of the country.
On Friday 9 November, at 6 in the evening, writer Andrei Crăciun (Romania) and translator Maria Alampi (Italy), writer Joost Oomen (the Netherlands) and translator Antonio De Sortis (Italy), and writer Mariana Torres (Spain) and translator Valeria Parlato (Italy) will talk with literary professional Beatrice Bellina about their work and bridging the gaps between European makers and the public, and there will be a live performance by Luca Murphy and Vanni Santoni.
On Saturday 10 November, at 4 in the afternoon, writer Maud Vanhauwaert (Belgium) and translator Antonio De Sortis, writer José Gardeazabal (Portugal) and translator Francesca Leotta and writer Roberto Osa (Spain) and translator Valeria Parlato (Italy) will be on stage with literary professional Beatrice Bellina. Luca Murphy and Luca Ricci will also give a live performance.
That's not all: on Saturday 10 November you can also meet two of our Spanish writers in the video room! Mariana Torres will be there at 10.00 am and you can meet Roberto Osa at 11.00 am.
CELA (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists) offers a European context to a new generation of writers, translators and literary professionals. Starting in September 2018, the CELA artists take stages all across Europe to sit side by side on stage, revealing the joys, and sorrows, of telling the same story differently. After Pisa Book Festival, different duo’s take the stage at Wintertuinfestival (The Netherlands), Tinto no Branco - Festival Literario (Portugal), Passa Porta Festival (Belgium), Lev - Literature em Viagem (Portugal) and Book Fest (Romania)