European Literature Night in Bucharest

All the readings in the 13 separate locations hosting the May 29th European Literature Night in Bucharest reached a total audience of over 1,000 people (corresponding to an average of 25 listeners / reading).
During the first evening of Bookfest International Book Fair 2013, 13 partners - cultural institutes and embassies - invited literature lovers in 13 unusual spaces, for a rendezvous with the fragments from classic and contemporary European authors. The actors Ioana Abur, Florin Busuioc, Ilinca Goia, Gabriela Ioniţă, Nicoleta Lefter, Axel Moustache, Marian Râlea, Mihai Smarandache, Mihaela Teleoacă, Adrian Titieni, the rapper Norzeatic, the journalist Cătălin Ștefănescu and the writer Mircea Dinescu gave voice to contemporary authors like Jonathan Coe, Péter Esterházy, Paweł Huelle, Daniel Glattauer, Thierry Debroux, Jérôme Ferrari, Florina Ilis, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Elif Shafak, and some classics - Hrabal, Hašek, Kafka, Joyce, Buzzati, Muñoz Molina.
Readings, lasting up to 20 minutes, were conducted in parallel, every half hour between 19.30 - 22.30 in specially selected locations (in the area bordered by Carol I Boulevard – I. C. Brătianu Boulevard - Corneliu Coposu Boulevard – Traian Street): Dianei 4, The Living Room Café, Zoom Out Lounge, Aristocats Bistro, Alchemia Art Gallery & Lounge, Hunters and Fishers Association, Bucharest Stock Exchange, Lente & Cafea, Saga Film, MOL gas station, La Scena, GreenTea, Blind Restaurant (see attached map for locations and schedule - Romanian).
Since teleportation is still science fiction, enthusiasts had the possibility, for increased mobility from one reading to another, to borrow – free of charge - one of the 100 bikes lent for free by Green Revolution Association (A.G.R.) witihn the bike-sharing project I'Velo.
In addition to readings from the best Romanian translations of European literature, the organizers prepared contests with book-prizes and other surprises.

European Literature Night is a cultural project supported by the European Network of National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). The 2012 edition was held in 24 cities in 20 countries. This year's event in Bucharest, along with those in Prague, Brno, Dublin, Lisbon, Vilnius and Wrocław, are supported by the European Commission Culture Programme (2007-2013). In Bucharest, the project was organized under the coordination of the Romanian Cultural Institute, by the members of EUNIC in Romania cluster (Austrian Cultural Forum, Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Czech Centre, French Institute, “Vito Grasso” Italian Cultural Institute, British Council, the Polish Institute, Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua / Embassy of Portugal in Romania, Cervantes Institute, “Yunus Emre” Turkish Cultural Center, Balassi Institute - Hungarian Institute in Bucharest and ICR, joined by the Irish Embassy in Romania. For the period October 2012 - October 2013, the Polish Institute holds the presidency of the EUNIC in Bucharest cluster.

Details: and, where available samples of texts read (Romanian).