“Tirana Reads” is a marathon of readings throughout Tirana on 29th October 2015, from 8 am to 5 pm. This activity is set on the opening day of the International Festival of Literature II “Literature in Transit”.
We invite everybody who wants to read (prose or poetry) about key themes, such as “Transit”, “Transition”, “Emigration”, “Transformation” etc.
Every reader may read from a selected author or even better if he/she reads his/her own creations.
Every participant will receive an invitation to follow all the activities of the Festival, which begins at 29th and ends at 31 October 2015.
The reading locations (café, libraries, alternative spaces etc.) will be proposed at the web page of the Festival (http://www.tiranalitfest.com).
Each reading should take between 5 and 15 minutes. You can read in Albanian, or even in other languages, as you prefer.
All the participants of the “Tirana Reads” performance are kindly asked to submit up to 25-th of October in the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
• Name / Surname
• Title of the literary work they will read
• Name of the Author
• The exact place where they will read
• The exact time of the reading
Every anticipated reading will be published on the website of the Festival as well as in the page of the Festival on Facebook, one week before the festival starts.
“Tirana Reads”is conceived as an activity in motion, that will travel through the city and it’s most quiet and artistic places, as aall-inclusive, diversified and very original journey.
This activity aims to expand the readings and the unique pleasure of sharing with each other the artistic taste and the reading experiences, which will help in creating a relaxing atmosphere for everyone who loves art, literature and poetry.
The activity will not be focused exclusively to the writers, but to students and literature enthusiasts. We aim to turn the reading activity in an event, occurrence and evocation based on the artistic taste of every reader. The readings may be chosen by Albanian or foreign, contemporary or classic authors.
Furthermore, this activity aims to create a tradition of summoning together to read and to discuss with the author (if he/she is present) or to read and discuss about the author (in his/her absence) – by both ways the author-reader-audience relationship is refreshed.
The different locations where this event will take place will help in spreading the enthusiasm for activities like this and for reading. A better climate related to reading will be spread throughout the city, by improving the relation of reading-listening-discussing literature, this activity is an important step to help the communicative function of literature.
Telephone:069 5166579, + 44521899.
Address: IDMC, Rruga e Elbasanit, Pll. Edil-Alit, Kati 2 (2nd floor), Zyra 213(213 office).