The first edition of Iasi International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), an event taking place in the period October 23 - 27, wants to be 'a true celebration' of the city, according to the organisers.
Dan Lungu, Romanian Literature Museum Director and Festival Manager, explained that the FILIT events were built based on four important pillars — Bookfest, the meeting of authors with pupils and students, the evening events at the National Theatre and FILIT House.
'There will be extraordinary things, meetings with great authors, from noon until late at night. This Festival wants to be a celebration of the city, a celebration in which very many people should be involved, in which they should enjoy at our side, at our guests' side, very important guests from the literary world itself,' Dan Lungu said.
An event devoted to the entire national and international publishing world, FILIT will host tens of events, in partnership with most education and cultural institutions of Iasi, such as exhibitions of books, photography and painting, concerts and debates.
The edition on Friday, October 25, of 'FILIT Evenings' will be devoted to Herta Muller. The event will have as guest Ernest Wichner, Literaturhaus Berlin Director, and journalist Liviu Mihaiu as moderator. The message of the Nobel Prize for Literature Winner of 2009 will be presented on this occasion and a series of novel films will be projected.
Another event of the Festival is 'The White Night of Poetry and Music,' scheduled at FILIT House also on Friday, October 25. AGERPRES