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World Book Day at CCB

World Book Day at CCB
CCB . 23 April . sunday . 11:00 am to 6:30 pm . Grand Auditorium Foyer
free entry subject to room capacity

Program:

READING SHORT STORIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

  • 11:00 am: Cláudia Jardim – The Tigre and other poems, collection, authors from several countries
  • 12h00: Miguel Mateus

READING EXCERPTS FROM BOOKS

  • 3 pm: Ana Zanatti – Tales, by Lydia Davis | Short Stories by Paul Kellerman | The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • 3:30 pm: Lígia Soares – Youth, by Tove Ditlevsen | 2nd vol. From the Copenhagen Trilogy
  • 4 pm: José Leite – Stories of Cronópio and Famas, by Júlio Cortázar
  • 4:30 pm: José dos Anjos
  • 5pm: Patricia Portela
  • 5:30 pm: Teresa Mello Sampayo – O Púcaro Búlgaro, by Campos de Carvalho
  • 6 pm: Margarida Pinto Correia

CHOOSE A THEME, PROPOSE A BOOK

  • 11:00 am to 6:00 pm: We invite the public to propose a book based on one of the themes present in a panel that will be posted. These suggestions will be posted on the NLP website.

The CCB decided to celebrate World Book Day, in 2023, with some guests linked to literature and the word, whom we asked to join us in reading an excerpt from a book of their choice. This meeting will take place on the 2nd floor of the Grand Auditorium Foyer.

In this year’s celebration, we will also promote, among our public, a collection of books in exchange for a red rose: Uma Rosa por Um Livro. The collected books will be donated to a social solidarity institution or a library (to be defined).

This initiative is based on the legend of Saint George, also celebrated on that day in Catalonia:

«Legend has it that in the small town of Montblanc, an evil dragon appeared one day and terrorized the population. Because his appetite was insatiable and there weren’t enough animals, the population decided to sacrifice one person a day. The king’s daughter was soon chosen, but when she was about to be devoured by the monster, a brave knight named Jorge came between them and killed the dragon. From the blood that flowed from the dragon, a rose bush was born, from which Jorge offered the most beautiful red rose to the princess. Hence the tradition that, on this day, knights offer their ladies a red rose, and women begin to present men with a book, testimony of the adventures of the heroic knight»

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