Literature Festival Ruse 2012
9 days program: readings, performances, installations and workshops.
The Literature Festival Ruse will replace the former Literary Spring Parlours and for the first time it will take place in the autumn (September, 29th – October, 7th), when it will welcome many international guests in Ruse. The International Elias Canetti Society has invited authors from Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy and Bulgaria to attend the festival and present their works. The highlight of this year’s festival will be: The New Europe. Different views and perceptions from many different perspectives and European countries will be presented and will invite the audience to discuss them and exchange new ideas and thoughts.
Sept 30th: Let’s make a newspaper! – Workshop for teenagers
The workshop will offer young people (Age: 16-18) the possibility to discover more about the media world and the work of journalists. Together with our team, you will learn not only how to write articles, but also something more. The literature festival offers you a chance for training – all participants are invited to write an article about one of the events, to meet the authors, interview the audience, collect information and make pictures. At the end of the festival we will meet again and learn how to realize the final product – the newspaper!
Places for participants are limited (12-15 people)
Please register on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 4th: Film Screening – Natasha with Director Ulli Gladik in Plenarna Sala
Ulli Gladik (Austria) met the beggar Natasha in Graz and after long conversations accompanied the woman to her hometown Bresnik, once an industrial center near Sofia. Over a period of two years Gladik – both camerawoman and director, followed Natasha in Bulgaria and Austria and recorded the life of the young woman: her trips and companions, her work as a beggar, her home, her reaction to the (not only physical) cold, her family life and everyday life in Bulgaria. The event is sponsored by the Border Crossers program of the Robert Bosch Foundation and is part of the 10. International MitOst Festival.
Official photography team of the Literature festival 2012:
Momchil Mihaylov and Vaiana Tasheva at momchilmihaylovimageware studio