Goethe-Institut in Sarajevo hosted on October 7 a literary evening with the German writer Uwe Rada and with Ilir Ferra, an Albanian born Austrian writer. After the introduction by Ivana Nevesinjac, both writers read some excerpts from their work that had to do with the topic of the evening “Culture of the Adratic”. Once, the Iron Curtain went straight through the Adriatic Sea. But now, the people of East Adriatic have again turned towards the sea. Both writers write in their books about this new discovery of the sea and its connecting power. The event was supported by TRADUKI.
Between September 23–30, the Goethe-Institut Bosnia and Herzegovina organized, with support of TRADUKI and in cooperation with many partners from Sarajevo, the second reading festival for children and youths from age 4 to 17. The diverse program consisted of readings, workshops, film projections, theatre performances, and exhibitions. This allowed kids and youths to fully delve into the world of books and stories.
In September, the Serbian writer Dragoljub Stanković began his four-week residency in Sarajevo – a visit that was of huge personal importance to him, as he is reflecting in his works, above all in his latest novel Beogradski kiklop [The Cyclops of Belgrade], with the events of 1990s, thus also the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.