ARTS & LEISURE

Romania at Istanbul Book Fair

Between October 30 and November 2, the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Istanbul will attend the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Book Fair, taking part, this year, in three different events. Approximately 500 Turkish and foreign publishing houses and NGOs will attend the fair, in an edition that has as its topic “Writing Istanbul” and Spain as a special guest. This is “Dimitrie Cantemir” ICR Istanbul’s fifth participation in the fair, with a stand placed in a joint European space, alongside other institutes and cultural sections of foreign consulates in Istanbul. The stand set up by ICR Istanbul is meant to promote Romanian literature and to advise Turkish publishers of the programme to support translations from Romanian authors which ICR is coordinating via the National Book Centre. In this edition, ICR Istanbul is supporting two projects running in parallel with the fair. The World Express project, initiated by Literature across Frontiers, in which poets Radu Vancu and Augustin Cupsa will take part with ICR Istanbul’s support, organizes readings in various venues in Istanbul and a workshop to take place within the book fair. ICR Istanbul is also present at the Art Fair, where the Illustrators’ Club organizes, between October 30 and November 7, the exhibition “Tell Me a Story” – featuring children books’ illustrations. Four of the 16 participating artists, Suzan Suliman, Mihaela Paraschivu, Veronica Neacsu and Adriana Mihaela Gheorghe, will be ICR Istanbul’s guests for the time of the art fair – ICR Istanbul informs. The fair is organized by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc., a company founded in 1979, boasting a rich experience in the organizing of fairs and exhibitions with varied themes, both for a local public, as well as for an international one.

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