EUNIC Cluster Canada
EUNIC in Toronto meets again for a literary evening on wednesday, May 8. This time, the Alliance française, in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Instituto Camões and the Goethe-Institut, hosts the event and presents 'La moustache' by Emmanuel Carrère, famous French author and well-known in the litterary environment. This new reading session will be moderated by Martha Baillie. Here's a foretaste of the book:
Blue Met, in partnership with Lisez l’Europe, brings together both established and emerging writers from more than six countries and regions of contemporary Europe, to discuss issues as wide-ranging as African/Franco Writing and Stories of Berlin, French Feminism and Italian Fascism. The festvial offers a wide agenda with more than 15 events and a dozen of writers.
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The European Book Club Ottawa, where EUNIC members such as The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Instituto Camões of Portugal, Societá Dante Alighieri, Embassy of the Republic of Poland and The French Embassy participate actively, presents its upcoming events:
On Tuesday, March 12th's bookclub will discuss th book "Tigres" from Gabriel Janer Manila - the history of a Majorcan family of bankers throughout the twentieth century. Montréal's European book club "Lisez l'Europe!" meets every month in a different cultural institute to discuss a contemporary novel that is well-known in the institute's home country. The novels chosen are available as English or French translations, and the discussion takes place in one of these languages.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, along with EUNIC in Toronto formed by Alliance Française, Toronto, Camões Toronto, Goethe-Institut, Toronto and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, invites to their next book club meeting for the presentation and discussion of In the Sea there are Crocodiles (Nel mare ci sono i coccodrilli) by Fabio Geda, led by Laura D’Aprile.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, along with EUNIC, the network of the European cultural institutes of Toronto formed by Alliance Française of Toronto, Camões Toronto, Goethe-Institut of Toronto and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, had the pleasure of holding the book club meeting this past November 3, for the presentation and discussion of Pereira Maintains (Sostiene Pereira) by Antonio Tabucchi, led by Elisa Segnini.
Quote from the book: “Maybe I’m not happy about what’s going on in Portugal, admitted Pereira. Senhora Delgado took a sip of mineral water and said: Then do something about it.”
A cooperation of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Toronto: The Alliance Française, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Goethe-Institut and the Instituto Camões.
A cooperation of EUNIC in Vancouver: The Alliance Française, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and the Goethe-Institut. "Ruhm," according to its subtitle, is a “novel in nine stories”. Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. Nine episodes array gradually to a novelistic whole picture: a clever game with reality and fiction. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers. Copies of the book (published by Vintage) can be ordered online with Amazon.ca or ordered through your local bookstore.
This is the official film festival of the European Union consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is a free film Festival reflecting the excellence, innovation and diversity of European cinema, showcasing Canadian premieres and international award-winning films. The EUFF is the largest European Film Festival in Toronto and will celebrate its 8th edition in 2012. Visitors are able to enjoy 30 films from 27 countries.
Venue: Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON
Even though cultural issues are mainly, but not entirely, the sole concern of the individual member-states of the European Union (EU), cultural promotion at the international level does provide the EU with a peculiar role. With the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, the international presence of the EU is further increased through the European External Action Service (EEAS) which does contribute to the cultural promotion efforts of the member states as well. Furthermore, the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU is also responsible for the execution of common European cultural events all around the world. In general, it could be argued that it is important for both the member-states and the EU itself to coordinate their activities in the area of cultural promotion in order to increase the awareness of the EU and its constituencies.
This year EUNIC Toronto was pleased to be part of IFOA (International Festival of Authors). Alliance Française de Toronto, Consulat Général de France à Toronto, Goethe-Institut, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Instituto Camões participated in the Festival session FOUND IN TRANSLATION: EUROPE @ IFOA.
Authors featured in this event were: Fabio Geda (Italy), Nora Gomringer (Germany), Hubert Haddad (France), José Luίs Peixoto (Portugal).
Charlie Foran hosted and moderated the discussion about the state of European fiction. These authors participated in another event Europe@'+'IFOA, with readings at the mentioned institutes, in a “trip” through Europe where the “visitors” could stamp their passports.