Press Release: “Fair-Play and Collaboration” Workshop on Intellectual Property, Working Conditions and Collaborative Actions for Writers and Literary Translators in Tbilisi

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Date: 25 – 26 January 2013. Registration from 10:00. Workshop starts at 10:30
National Library conference hall, 7 Gudiashvili Str., Tbilisi/Georgia.
Organized by: Next Page Foundation (Bulgaria) and Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association, in partnership with The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia 

Aims of the workshop:
  • To provide practical knowledge on the various aspects of the rights of writers and translators, ranging from ones related to legal and contractual issues (copyrights, remuneration) to social ones (freedom of speech, working conditions, visibility)
  • To provide a platform for discussion and exchange within Armenia/Georgian/Ukraine literary and translators' community, and with colleagues from the European Union as well as to give examples of international practices.
  • Ultimately, the workshop aims at empowering and motivating writers and translators for collective actions for improved relations with publishers, state and the wider audiences.
The workshop is organized by the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association (local partner for Georgia) and Next Page Foundation in the framework of the Book Platform Project, and supported by the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme of the European Union.

Participants: Georgian writers and translators.

Speakers and moderators:

Daniel Hahn
(UK) − Director of British Center for Literary Translations, author, translator.
Lasha Bakradze
(Georgia) − Director of Literature Museum.
Medea Shengelia/Giga Kobaladze (Georgia) − Georgian Copyright Association.
Yana Genova (Bulgaria)
Director at Next Page Foundation and manager of Book Platform project

For more information on the event, please, follow the link  or contact:

Ketevan Jakeli, local project manager Book Platform
Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association
Telephone: 995 570 101 601, 995 555 133068, 032 2 342390

EU Delegation to Georgia
Tamriko Mikadze
Email: tamriko.mikadze@ec.europa.eu


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