The Porto Book Fair will return, from the 6th, to the Palacio de Cristal Gardens, where until the 22nd will take place various activities, in an edition marked by tribute to the thinker and philosopher Eduardo Lourenço.
The fair, which starts on 6th at 15h00 with the puppet theater ‘Barriga da Baleia’ will have at 17h00 that same day the opening of the exhibition “Heroines of Improbable Stories” with the presence of the author António Jorge Gonçalves.
The Porto Book Fair will have as one of the “highlights” and “particularly interesting” the meeting with the Brazilian musician Arnaldo Antunes (of the Titans and Tribalists) that will address the “what’s going on in Brazil”, highlighted today in press conference event commissioner Nuno Artur Silva. The meeting with the presence of the musician is scheduled for the 15th, at 19h00, at the Municipal Library Almeida Garrett.
On the 7th, the highlight of the organization is the attribution of the Tribute Linden to the philosopher and essayist Eduardo Lourenço, at 17h00, in the Palacio de Cristal Gardens, followed at 18:00 by the tribute to the author in a debate at the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, with the writer Lidia Jorge, the manager Artur Santos Silva, with moderation of the journalist Carlos Magno.
The panel ‘Contemporary Writers in Troubled Times’, on September 8, at 4 pm, at the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library, with writers José Eduardo Agualusa, Rui Zink, Isabela Figueiredo and Karina Sainz Borgo (Venezuela) was another highlight mentioned by fair’s commissioner, who will moderate.
“What is the political role of the writer in troubled times”, “what place has intervention in art” or “should we separate the literary work from the author’s political position”, are issues that Nuno Artur Silva promises to take to the panel.
The fair, which will have as resident writer the writer and writer Nuno Costa Santos, also presents a cinema cycle that starts on the 8th, at 21:30, in the Municipal Library, with the film ‘The Devils’, by Ken Russell, who won the best performance award at the 1971 Venice Film Festival, as the event’s film programmer Guilherme Blanc pointed out, noting that the cycle ends with Theo Angelopoulos’ ‘Eternity and One Day’ on September 22nd.
The programming budget for this edition of the Book Fair is 62 thousand euros, with an investment of 88 thousand euros for infrastructure and 15 thousand euros for children’s entertainment, added the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira.
The Porto Book Fair program also includes book launching sessions, readings, “lessons” on various themes and authors (from “Portuguese literature still in the closet?”, By Eduardo Pitta, to “Portugal yesterday and today in the eyes”). from abroad “by the Italian Roberto Francavilla), as well as various activities for children.