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FILIT has been cancelled in protest


We announce that the third annual International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), due to have taken place between 30 September and 4 October 2015, has been cancelled. The reasons that forced us to make this decision are as follows: Lately, there have been repeated and alarming attempts to hijack the festival politically. We believe

FILIT 2014 through the eyes of its guests. This edition in numbers


The second edition of the Iaşi International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) is drawing to a close. The organisers estimate that the audience of the festival was of 35,000 (25,000 de spectators at the FILIT events and 10,000 visitors of the Bookfest book fair).   In total, almost 600 people (from abroad, from Romania

Edward Hirsch and Norman Manea seek meaning in poetry


Two old friends, American poet Edward Hirsch and Norman Manea, the Romanian writer living in New York, met their readers on Saturday, the 4th of October, on the fourth day of the Iaşi Festival of Literature and Translation, within a debate about poetry, its role in society and the way it influences character, as the

100 bottled poets


Elena Vlădăreanu is invaded by ladybugs while writing poetry. Emil Brumaru focuses on what he has always loved best – a woman. Unfortunately, this time it's only a woman cut out of red paper. Ionel Ciupureanu snorts words, and Nora Iuga, at the ripe old age of 83, crawls around on all fours, with a

The smouldering conflict between translators and printers


After a meeting with the writers gathered in Iaşi for FILIT and with the readers who were curious to see what their work consisted of, the translators retired to the Dosoftei Memorial House in order to try to understand how to access European funding for the translation of books into Romanian, through the Creative Europe

FILIT is recruiting volunteers


The International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) is recruiting volunteers for its second edition, that will take place between 1 – 5 October 2014. The people selected will work alongside the Festival’s team of organizers in the run-up to the event and during the event itself. We are looking for reliable and sociable persons, with the

FILIT 2014 has been launched: under the patronage of the European Commision, 5 days for celebrating literature and books


The highlights of the second edition of the Iași International Festival for Literature and Translation (FILIT) were announced today by the President of Iași County Council, Cristian Adomniței, the Rector of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Vasile Ișan, and the festival manager, director of the Iași Museum for Romanian Literature, Dan Lungu. For the first