BRaK - Bratislava book festival starts on 30 May
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BRaK – Bratislava Book Festival – is a celebration of beautiful books. By the end of May in the capital of Slovakia it presents the best of production of writers, illustrators, book  graphicians and typographers from Slovakia and surrounding countries.
Foreign guests include the renown Czech writer and philosopher Michal Ajvaz, Polish journalist and writer Ziemowit Szczerek and many more. Slovak writers such as Agda Bavi Pain, Tomáš Ulej, Márius Kopcay and Laco Kerata will read from their work during the Literary Circus of KK Bagala. You will also have a chance to meet with illustrators and their new works.

BRaK festival with international attendance

In the marvelous Pisztory palace tenths of independent publishing houses from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine will present their work – besides there is also a rich accompanying programe.
There are many readings, author meetings, exhibitions and discussions, theater productions and workshops taking place in the palace – with a special emphasis on children on the first of June. Children can learn how a book is being made, listen to Robo Roth reading Deep Sea Fairytales or travel around the world with czech guests Alžbeta Zemanová and Magdaléna Rutová.

Friday starts off in Pisztory palace with a Creative morning where you can meet special guest from Ukraine – Art Studio Agrafka illustrators (this year’s Bologna book festival illustrators winners) and Lvov literary festival organisator Grigori Semenchuk.
Music events are not to be missed at the festival. The warm-up night (May, 29 in KC Dunaj) will present Bratislava urban poets Kosa z nosa and Kolowrat  from Košice. On Staruday you can see NE:BO:DAJ  with their special guest J.B.Kladivo

A lot of different genres will be presented – fiction, poetry, drama, non-ficition and art critisism, comic books and books for children.
The presence of the City of Krakow – this year’s guest city of the festival, one of the seven UNESCO literature cities – is a good foundation for the festival’s future tradition.

If you are near Bratislava, do not hesitate to visit this great festival!
 

BRaK Where and When

May, 30 – June, 1 2014
Pisztory palace
Štefánikova 25, Bratislava

You will find the complete programme here:
http://brakfestival.sk
 

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