Book Platform Newsletter: Final Issue
FINAL ISSUE OF BOOK PLATFORM NEWSLETTER
In this issue of Book Platform Newsletter:
- Book Platform Newsletter: Final Issue!
- Glance Back at Book Platform
- New on the Website: Final Project Report
- What's Next for the Book Sectors in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine
What's Next for Next Page Foundation
Book Platform Newsletter: Final Issue!
After two years and eight months, which saw dozens of workshops and seminars, hundreds of new pages in studies, thousands of kilometers traveled, and
innumerable encounters, new contacts and possibilities for future collaborations, the Book Platform project has finally come to an end! We are grateful to all the people and organizations,
who helped us to make this project possible, but mostly to the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, that provided
the financial framework!
Therefore, this is the last issue of the Book Platform Newsletter! The Book Platform website, however, will be still active at least for the next five years, so all the resources will be available!
From the beginning of 2015 Next Page will renew the distribution of its monthly newsletter - Page Back! Apart from its new vision, the newsletter will boast new outline with more diverse and rich content, and for the first time in its history will be bilingual - in English and Bulgarian. If you do not wish to receive the Page Back, use the "unsubscribe" button in the end of this newsletter!
Glance Back at Book Platform
New on the Website: Final Project Report
In the Resources section of the Book Platform website
visitors can find the newly added Final project report. It
contains the Final Project Narrative Report, Expenditures Verification Report by an external auditor, as well as the External Evaluation Report by Corina Suteu.
What's Next for the Book Sectors in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine
What's next for Armenia?
Here are the highlights by Arevik Ashkharoyan, project local manager for Armenia:
The Armenian Literature Foundation has fulfilled several important stages since the closure of Book Platform Project:
What's next for Georgia? Salome Maghlakelidze, project local manager for Georgia:
What's next for Ukraine? Iryna Lepska, project local manager for Ukraine, on the situation:
The most topical issue for Ukraine is the development and implementation of national program for the promotion of reading. In this order the number one step which should be taken is creating a single coordination center such as Book Institute. This institution will be responsible for national book policy and strategy as well as for cooperation between different local players, networking with foreign partners, research and monitoring of key indicators, development of the roadmap with priority measures and activities. At the moment different groups of stakeholders, led by the Ministry of Culture, consolidate their efforts for culture strategy development till 2025. Substantial part of this strategy will be focused on reading and literature promotion and will develop the recommendations on which single national program for the promotion of reading will be based. For further information follow http://culture2025.org.ua/ and http://bookforum.ua/.
What's Next for Next Page Foundation
Next Page, in cooperation with the European Cultural Foundation, has just published the book "12 Impossibles. Stories by
Rebellious Arab Writers" .This short selection of forbidden, censored or harshly criticised stories by contemporary Arab writers of the "middle generation", represents in the
best possible way not only the tradition of storytelling, but also the culture of rebellion and dissent that has long been part of Arab societies. The stories were collected, selected and
translated over a period of twelve years as the Serbian editor and translator Srpko Leštarić came across them, and are accompanied by masterful descriptions about the fate of the authors,
their texts, and the art of translating from Arabic.
In October 2014, Next Page Foundation together with the Dutch Foundation for Literature as a lead partner and seven more partners from all over Europe, put together an ambitious application to continue the Schwob project. Schwob looks for modern classics, cult books, must-reads from all over Europe, which haven't been widely translated and which are to most of us still an insider's tip.The application was submitted under Creative Europe call for proposals.
Apart from the above, Next Page is cooking up another very ambitious project! We are about to reveal the news about it soon, so make sure to stay on the "Page Back" subscription list and be among the first to hear about this exciting new initiative!
Straelen is hosting a literary translation seminar for Georgian and German translators
1st Literary Agency and Armenian Literature Foundation at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015
Georgian Program at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015