10 events worth visiting – Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

It’s Frankfurt Book Fair again! We’ve compiled the most interesting international events out of innumerable readings and exhibitions of the world’s largest trade fair. As Indonesia is this year’s guest of honor, we’ve selected as well some exciting readings focusing on Indonesia’s literary scene: 

1. Weltempfang – Living on the border 
17/10/2015, 10.30 – 11.30 o’clock
Weltempfang Stage, 3.1 – L25, Exhibition site

This event shows different takes on literature inspired by different languages, cultures and literary traditions and uses the idea of the border as a creative element.

2. Winners of the “European Union Prize for Literature”
17/10/2015, 09 – 18.30 o’clock
4.0F, Exhibition Site

A photo exhibition dedicated to the winners of the only prize honoring the best new literary voices from all over Europe.

3. Frankfurt undercover  – Summary
16/10/2015, 13.30 – 14.30 o’clock
Weltempfang – Stage, 3.1 – L25, Exhibition site

30 international authors have been debating the issue extremism. The result of the discussions will be revealed during this conference.

4. Borders in motion – Space, Cultures and Fiction in the European Novel
18/10/2015, 12.00 – 13.00 o’clock
Weltempfang – Stage, 3.1 – L25, Exhibition site

Three international authors discuss geographical, social and linguistic borders as well as the border as a motif.

5. Overcoming borders with bilateral discussions of schoolbooks
18/10/2015 13.30 – 14.30 o’clock
Weltempfang – Stage, 3.1 – L25, Exhibition site

It is difficult for schoolbooks to break free of the national paradigms in which they originate. But it is necessary to overcome mental barriers, misunderstandings and translation problems.


6. Exhibition – Books on Indonesia
14 – 18/10/2015
Indonesia Pavilion, Forum, Level 1, Exhibition site

The international exhibition reflects and presents an outside view of Indonesia from authors and publishers from all over the world and exhibits international titles on Indonesia and translated literature.

7. Married to the Knife 
18/10/2015, 13.00 – 13.30 o‘clock
4.1 C19, Exhibition site

Dorothea Rosa Herliany is one of the most renowned Indonesian poets. In this bilingual lecture, she reads parts of her collected poetry “Married to the Knife”.

8.  Comics and Coffee – An Ethnographic Journey 
18/10/2015, 14.00 – 14.45 o’clock
Indonesia Pavilion, Forum, Level 1, Exhibition site

A graphic novel about a journey to Northern Sumatra and their coffee culture? We want to know more!

9.  Storytelling & Launching: Princess Kemang
17.10.2015, 12.00 – 12.45 o’clock
Indonesia Pavilion, Forum, Level 1, Exhibition site

An intercultural storytelling in German, English and Indonesian. Through a picturebook, they show an Indonesian folktale called Princess Kemang – a strong independent princess.

10.  Morning Coffee with Literacy Activists
18.10.2015, 09.30 – 10.00 o’clock
4.0 C80, Exhibition site

Listen and talk to Indonesian literary activists and learn more about the country’s level of literacy! Sounds like a perfect event for CROWD-members!

Find details and more events here.

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