The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse; the world's largest of its kind), will take place from 12-16 October 2011. The guest of honour this year is Iceland. ICORN is involved in many ways and events throughot the fair, among others in cooperation with Shahrazad -stories for life and the "Weltempfang Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation", who feature numerous panel discussions over the five days, covering a wide array of topics related to literature, the role of translation in today's society and freedom of speech.
Mark especially the events as listed below:
Sunday, 16 Ocoter 2011, 10.30-11.30 am
'Scandinavia--A Safe Haven for Persecuted Writers?'
A discussion on Scandinavian refugee policy as opposed to other parts of Europe and the programs available to refugee artists in Northern Europe, including ICORN. Panelists will include Parvin Aradalan, Iranian activist and journalist and current writer-in-residence in Malmö, Sweden; Mille Rode, general secretary of Danish PEN; and Sjon, artist and president of Icelandic PEN. ICORN's Peter Ripken will moderate the event.
Sunday, 16 October 2011, 3-4 pm
'Letters to Europe'
ICORN asked a group of writers, from Europe and beyond, to compose open letters to 'their Europe.' The event will highlight current differing perceptions of the continent. Participants include Laura Cisneros (Germany), Chirikure Chirikure (Zimbabwe/Berlin), Riad Kheder (Iraq/Frankfurt), and Abbas Khider (Iraq/Frankfurt).
Saturday, 15 October 2011, 2.30-3.30 pm
'The JungMendlenJury (Youth Media Jury) meets an author'
India's Altaf Tyrewala answers his young readers' questions' Altaf Tyrewala, whose debut novel was 'No God in Sight,' listens to and comments on young people's book recommendations. Roswitha Kopp, of the Frankfurt Municipal Library, will chair the panel.