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Wednesday, April 27 • 17:15 - 18:00
R/T Rome-Abu Dhabi: fairs, festival and literary promotion LIMITED

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It's one thing to print books, quite another to reach audiences, meet habitual reader's needs and pique the curiosity of new readers. The second event dedicated to publishing in the UAE and Italy looks at literary promotion: what is the right balance between public policies and private initatives? How can festivals and literary cafes diffuse cultural passion and innovation? What roles can the web and new digital frontiers play? An in-depth overview of the liteary landscape centered on books and readers.

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Shaikha Al Mehairi

Head of Cultural Resources Centre, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Shaikha Al Muhairi is a librarian and educator. She holds a BA in English language and literature and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She worked as a teacher for the Ministry of Education in Abu Dhabi for 11 years. Then she moved to Zayed University where she worked as a librarian and instructor for 7 years. She worked for a development agency where she was responsible for community development, adult education, higher education... Read More →

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Paolo Gualandris

Paolo Gualandris (1958) is editor in-chief of the daily paper La Provincia di Cremona e Crema and editor of the weekly literary insert. He is the former editor-in-chief of the monthly university and research newspaper Campus, published by Class Editori. For the past 18 years he has organized Caff'e letterario di Crema, a cultural association that organizes monthly meetings that are open to the city, with Italian and foreign writers, and... Read More →
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Marco Zapparoli

Founder, Maros y Marcos
An avid reader from childhood, a hunter of lost books in second-hand bookstalls, Marco Zapparoli decided to devote himself to literature after discovering Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing ( Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts) by Joseph von Eichendorff. He started frequenting the publishing industry by translating Novalis, Kleist and Durrenmatt. In 1981, at the age of 21, he founded Marcos y Marcos with Marco Franza. After a period of revival of the... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 17:15 - 18:00

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