Promotion of Literature in Translation workshop starting today in Ukraine
Promotion of Literature in Translation workshop within the conference «State Policy in the Book Sector: New Chance for Ukraine» is taking place today and tomorrow (26-27 June 2014) in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The workshop will become a conclusive event of the Book Platform project in Ukraine and one of the first events after the revolution of dignity, and is devoted on discussions on the pressing issues of the book sector in the country.
Different groups of stakeholders are invited to the workshop: publishers and booksellers, including publishers, who are dealing with the promotion of literature; writers and literary critics; librarians; educators and scholars; cultural managers and public figures; deputies and officials; representatives of Ukrainian foundations, associations and NGOs; mass media and PR representatives; translators and literary agents; representatives of foreign institutions.
The participants will actively work in both professional and cross groups, and will discuss the following questions: how to intensify the process of promotion of Ukrainian literature abroad?; how to create favourable conditions for translations into Ukrainian?; which foreign experience should be used?; how to establish cultural connections between Ukrainian literature and other literatures of the world?
Director of the Polish Book Institute in Krakow Grzegorz Gauden is the invited speaker, who will present the experience of Poland - the country, which, despite its post-Soviet experience, successfully promotes its literature in the world and achieves positive changes in the book sector.
The group work will result in a document of a recommendation type. It will be further presented to the Ukrainian authorities for forming state policy in the book sector and in the sphere of literature promotion.
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