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June 18, 2021

French author Emmanuel Ruben comes to Bucharest after a bike ride along the Danube

On the occasion of the French author Emmanuel Ruben’s arrival to Romania, the French Institute of Romania will organize a transdisciplinary event, combining literature with science and sports. On Friday, July 7, people in Bucharest are awaited at the Elvire Popesco hall (77 Dacia Blvd.), starting from 17.00, to attend the presentation called “Le Danube à vélo – from Odessa to Novi Sad: along the Danube on the bike”.

The event will start with the screening of the documentary «Le Danube: cartographie politique» (The Danube:  political cartography), subtitled in Romanian, and then, the Geoecomar Institute will present the project called “Danubius-RI”. At the end, the author Emmanuel Ruben, who is travelling along the Danube by the bike, on the route Odessa – Novi Sad, will tell us about his experience and will be in a dialogue with the audience.

Being a laureate of the program called “Hors les murs Stendhal”, initiated by the French institute in Paris, Emmanuel Ruben reaches his 2nd step of his journey, and he will soon publish a book about this trip. The French author is currently in Romania from June 30 to July 9, and he will arrive in several cities placed along the Danube: Galati, Braila, Tulcea, Sulina, Giurgeni, Silistra and Oltenita.

The Stendhal program supports French authors or authors who are residing in France, who propose a literary project abroad, thus contributing to the cultural exchanges initiated by the French cultural network abroad.

Access is free and the present audience will benefit from simultaneous translation.

Those who will come by the bike to the event will be rewarded by the partner Decathlon Romania.

The event is organized by the French Institute in Romania, in partnership with Geoecomar, Decathlon Romania and the Association Hai cu Bicla, and is also supported by the French Institute in Paris.

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