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Embassy of Lebanon, Observator Cultural begin a series of public debates under the title “Divanul Vesperal”- Looking at Ourselves in the Mirror of the Other

The Embassy of Lebanon in Bucharest and Observator Cultural organize a public debate with Romanian authors Magda Cârneci and Iulia Popovici, on Wednesday, July 22nd, 19:30 on the rooftop of the Embassy.

“We will try to decipher together how we can get to know each other better, how we read each other’s books and what the mirror of the Other means to a writer. We start from the dialogue between Orient – Occident, wherever they are located in space, past and present, and we travel through Europe and the Middle East – with the help of books – to better understand the values and history that mark our future,” a press release sent to Nine O’Clock reads.

Poet, art critic, essayist, Magda Cârneci headed PEN Romania for eight years (2011-2019) and, previously, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris (2007-2010). Important proponent of the 80ies generation, she is involved for the past 30 years in the Romanian and international, specifically Francophone cultural scene, dedicating a large part of her activity to the debate on the role of literature in particular and culture in general in defending democracy and human rights.

Iulia Popovici is editor of the Observator Cultural, critic and curator of performing arts. She publishes in several Romanian, European and the USA publications. Until 2018 she was the co- curator of the Temps d’Images Festival, Cluj. She curated theater and dance events in Romania and abroad, and she (co) wrote and (co) edited several volumes about theater and performance.

According to the quoted release, every other two weeks, on Wednesday evening, the interested public is invited on the Embassy’s rooftop sofas, to cool off with a discussion inspired by the wisdom of the wide world.

The event will be transmitted live on Facebook. Please check the page of the Event at the following link:



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