13
Feb
Press Release: Editorial Visits and International Workshop on Promotion of Literature in Translation Yerevan

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Editorial Visits

and
International Workshop on Promotion of Literature in Translation
Yerevan, 18-22 February 2014

The events are held within the Book Platform project,
with the support of
Eastern Partnership Culture Programme
Organizers
: Armenian Literature Foundation and Next Page Foundation (Bulgaria) International


Editorial Visits
will take place on 18-20 February 2014, and will welcome a group of international publishers and book professionals in Yerevan. Within the Editorial Visits a group of European book professionals will get to know the local market and will explore the cooperation possibilities in terms of translation rights exchange. Among other invitees there are editors from several outstanding European mid-size publishing houses, which focus on the region or on international translated literature.

The International Training Workshop on Promotion of Literature in Translation will take place on 21-22 February 2014. The aim of the workshop is to explore - together with local book professionals from Armenia and Georgia, the various tools and approaches towards promoting literatures from "small" languages in translation into other languages. The workshop gathers all key actors that play specific role in making a literature visible internationally: authors, translators, publishers, literary agents, public bodies, NGOs, cultural media. In their capacity of recognized practitioners in the field, speakers from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine will present best practices and solutions for international circulation of literature.



Participants:
over 50 authors, translators, publishers, literary agents, public bodies, NGOs, cultural media from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Working languages: English and Russian (simultaneous interpreting)

Venue: Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel, 48 Hanrapetutyan str.

The Editorial Visits and the Workshop are open for registered participants only!


ARMENIAN LITERATURE FOUNDATION
(ALF), established to ensure the international recognition of and access to Armenian literature, and to contribute to the development of the Armenian book market. It aims at dissemination of information and promotion of Armenian literature locally and internationally, through translation grants, participation at and organization of book fairs, professional development programs, seminars and business meetings. ALF has recently become the local partner of the Book Platform Project.

THE BOOK PLATFORM is a project of Next Page Foundation in cooperation with Armenian Literature Foundation (Armenia), National Publishers Association (Armenia), Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association (Georgia), Publishers Forum-Lviv (Ukraine). The project is funded by the European Union and is implemented in frames of the Eastern Partnership Culture programme in support of the role of culture in the region's sustainable development and promotion of regional cooperation among public institutions, civil society, cultural and academic organisations in the Eastern Partnership region and with the European Union.

For more information, please, follow
bookplatform.npage.org/en/activities/518-editorial-visits-armenia.html,
bookplatform.npage.org/en/activities/37-promotion-literature-in-translation-training-armenia.html
or contact:

Arevik Ashkharoyan, local project manager Book Platform
Armenian Literature Foundation
50a/1 M. Mashtots ave., Yerevan,Armenia
Telephone: (374-77) 35 11 12

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