Fellowship programme – Kumpanija od libra
The Book Fair(y) in Istria is a prominent annual Croatian literary event and the biggest book festival in South-Eastern Europe. The Pula Festival of books and authors features more than 80 events and hosts more than 250 programme participants each year.
The 20th Book Fair(y) will be held from 4th to 14th December 2014, under the theme 1914. which will be dedicated not only to the World War I, but also to all the wars of the 20th century. A special dedication will go to our city, Pula, and its importance as the greatest military harbour of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
This year, the Book Fair(y) continues with the international Fellowship programme, established last year. Programme will be held from 3rd to 7th December 2014., under the title Book Folks/Kumpanija od libra.
The Fellowship programme will be held in two sections:
- Literary agents, editors and translators
- Organizers of literary festivals, book fairs and residence programs
Fellowship programme opens up new opportunities for creating new models of collaborations between festivals, creating common production and exchanging programmes and authors. There will be also a chance to discuss in person the initiative of creating a European association of literary festivals, an idea born from the partnership between the Book Fair(y) in Istria and Festival Fabula (Slovenia).