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In this issue of Book Platform Newsletter:
- Sign the Declaration on Encouraging and Promoting Translations!
- Workshop "Promotion of Literature in Translation": Two Days of Professional Debates, Inspiration & New Ideas in Yerevan
- International Editorial Visits in Yerevan
- Public Discussion on Translations into Georgian
- Visiting News: Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2014: Focus on children's and YA books
Sign the Declaration on Encouraging and Promoting Translations!
The Declaration on Encouraging and Promoting
Translations was discussed and endorsed during the international training workshop on Promotion of Literature in Translation (Yerevan, 21-22
February 2014), organized by the Book Platform project in the framework of the EuroEast Programme of the European Union.
This is the first ever document of this kind in the region. It appeals to the publicly supported organizations in the field of books, publishing and translations, to adhere to a policy of encouraging translations abroad, which conforms to the principles of transparency, decentralization and openness to cooperation. Furthermore, the Declaration recommends Policy Instruments for Encouraging Translations.
The Declaration is now open for endorsement by all cultural actors in the European Neighbourhood countries. You can sign it online on the Book Platform website! The text of the Declaration with an online signing button (right below the text of the Declaration) is available here in English and in Russian. If you wish to further spread the word about it, please, feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues! By signing or spreading the word about the Declaration, you contribute to the Book Platform's efforts to make a positive policy change in the promotion of translations, and, ultimately, to the better inclusion of the literatures of the three countries in the international cultural dialogue. Thank you for your support!
Workshop "Promotion of Literature in Translation": Two Days of Professional Debates, Inspiration & New Ideas in Yerevan
The workshop on Promotion of Literature in Translation lasted just two days but it seemed as if the discussions can continue for another two. The
workshop explored the various tools and approaches towards promoting literatures from "small" languages in translation not by offering theories but by showcasing the specific roles of the
various actors in the field. Thus, speakers and contributors, both international and local, were invited to talk about their roles and practices as authors, translators, publishers,
literary agents, public bodies, NGOs. The workshop ended with the endorsement of the Declaration on Encouraging and Promoting Translations - the first ever document
of this kind in the region. Read more...
Editorial Visits-Armenia: 3-day Working Visits of European Editors and Agents to Yerevan
Six editors and agents from Europe and neighboring countries were hosted in Armenia within the Editorial Visits component of Book Platform project. This was an exclusive event to bring in a group of professionals interested in Armenian book market for a dialogue with local stake holders. The participants arrived for a three day visit to meet local publishers, literary agents, journalists and writers to discuss the cooperation opportunities in terms of rights exchange. Guests also had an opportunity to visit cultural institutions, museums, and historical monuments as well as other places of special interest to extend their knowledge about the county, its culture, history and traditions. Read more...
Public Discussion on Translations into Georgian
On 25th February Goethe Institute Georgia hosted a very important event for the Georgian publishing sector - public discussion on translations into Georgian since 1991, based on the outcomes of the study on translations into Georgian language, conducted within the Book Platform project. The results of the studies are available for free in English and Georgian, both in printed and electronic format, for a printed publication, please contact GPBA. The discussion was attended by over 30 translators, researchers, publishers, writers, cultural managers and other stakeholders, who gathered to analyze the outcomes of the studies and to discuss the ways of promotion of translated literature in Georgia and abroad. Read more...
Visiting News: Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2014: Focus on children's and YA books
|The Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship 2014 was announced, with a special focus on children's and YA books. In the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair this prestigious Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers. First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1998, the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme provides information and networking within the international publishing world. During those last fifteen years, more than 260 participants from 48 countries have gained so far from this experience. The 2014 programme will, for the first time, be geared exclusively toward publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers specialised in children's and YA books (print and digital). Deadline for Applications: April 30! You can find more information here...
THE BOOK PLATFORM PROJECT assists in developing skills, in building international networks and in creating smart policies for creating an
environment for a healthy, sustainable and open book culture in three countries of the EU Neighborhood Policy – Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. It is a project of Next Page Foundation in
cooperation with Armenian Literature Foundation (Armenia), National Publishers Association (Armenia), Georgian Book Publishers Association (Georgia) and Publishers' Forum (Ukraine),
supported by Eastern Partnership Culture Programme of the EU.
Book Platform staff and stakeholders gathered in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia in the end of July 2014 for a week-long final self-evaluation and sustainability session on the project.
Final Press-Conference of the Book Platform Project
Press Release: Final Press-Conference of the Book Platform Project