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Oracol – the book & the audiobook – launching event

15.10.2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This book is a travel ticket for adventurers, an invitation to play for those who are not too shy to practice this sport as adults, a minefield for sensitive hearts. It’s the yearbook of a text that has lived life to the full. Oracol is a English speakers friendly book.

Rucsandra Pop: I sometimes think how inadequately touching it is to make one’s debut with love poems at 40, but then I think what’s even more touching and naïve is to publish such a book in times like these. This text is therapeutical. And it has been so from the very beginning. Working on this book has kept me sane. And I’m happy to be putting a posi- tive message inside the system in a year like 2016. The system needs optimism. The system needs love. There’s too much hatred inside the system.

Grațiela Bădescu: My conversation with Rucsandra started 6 years ago with these words: “this text will become a book some- day”. In our later conversations, I would often reply: I agree on making a book, but it’s a must to have an audiobook also. Why this obsession? Because the text is melodious – it sounds like a song on a loop. With each performance, The Oracol crystallized into a show, being equally influenced by the performers, by the author, but also by the audience and the spaces in which it was performed. After 5 years of existence, The Oracol is still a work in progress. At least from my point of view.

Jean-Lorin Sterian: The publication of this book may lead to a new series of publications in which artists don’t need the mediation of publishers to reach their readers. After all, the DIY movement means exactly that: use anything you can grab with your hands to sculpt your cultural identity, your own version of what you think is missing from the mainstream culture. You can produce your own magazine, record an album, publish a book in just a few copies – the eternal fascination of this movement is that anyone can become an artist. The idea is to be passionate about what you do and be hands on.

SPECIAL GUEST: LAURA KELLY
Laura Kelly is a catalyst, an educator and a storyteller. She became smitten with the power of the written word when she was in third grade and won a poetry contest for her entry about the color green. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, radio talk show host, magazine editor, travel writer. She has taught journalism at a handful of American universities and worked for 10 years as the faculty director of the European Journalism Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. Laura lived in Eastern Europe for eight years, working with young journalists and media outlets in Armenia, Slovakia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria and further afield. Her book, Dispatches From the Republic of Otherness, is a collection of essays about her life there.
Home, she says, is wherever your heart can sleep. And awaken.

Oracol – the book & the audiobook – este un produs Homemade Culture și Hydra Society.

PROIECT FINANŢAT DE CĂTRE ADMINISTRAŢIA FONDULUI CULTURAL NAŢIONAL

DESIGN COPERTĂ ȘI CARTE: Alec Pop
FOTO COPERTĂ ȘI FOTO COLAJE: Greenmind studio
SPECIAL GUESTS: Grațiela Bădescu, Jean-Lorin Sterian
TRADUCĂTORI: Luana Schidu, Irina Popa, Cosmin Chiciudean, Andreea Ilinca, Anca Ștefan, Lavinia Costache
REDACTARE TEXTE: Luana Schidu, Andreea Ilinca, Iuliana Dumitru, Lavinia Costache, Viorel Ardei, Roxana Dumbravă, Raluca Nagy, Gabriel Sandu
GRAFICĂ LOC DE JOACĂ: Suzana Dan
CONCEPT LOC DE JOACĂ: Sandra Pleșu
COLAJE: Rucsandra Pop, Andrea Szilagyi, Lala Misosniky
GRAFICĂ COLAJE ȘI EDITARE FOTO: Mihai Mironenco, Mihaela Ciocoiu, Andreea Bădescu
CREDITE FOTO: Iuliana Dumitru, Moțu M. Grigore, Marian Huc, Cristina Epure
PRODUCȚIE CARTE: Doru Măxineanu
SPECIAL GUESTS: Lala Misosniky, Maria Mora, Paul Dunca, Rucsandra Pop, Iulia Macavei, Ana Chiciu, Grațiela Bădescu, Vlad Udrescu, Cristian Nanculescu
PRODUCȚIE AUDIOBOOK: City Events
ÎNREGISTRARE AUDIO ȘI MONTAJ: Janin Pasniciuc
ILUSTRAȚIE MUZICALĂ: Ovidiu Savu
AUDIOBOOK LIVE: Tipografia Brașov
MONTAJ VIDEO: Ștefan Coman
INTERPRETARE ȘI CONCEPT AUDIOBOOK: Grațiela Bădescu
MANAGERI PROIECT: Cristina Epure și Grațiela Bădescu
MANAGER FINANCIAR: Alina Chiciudean

Proiectul nu reprezintă în mod necesar poziţia Administraţiei Fondului Cultural Naţional. De asemenea, AFCN nu este responsabilă de conținutul proiectului sau de modul în care rezultatele proiectului pot fi folosite. Acestea sunt în întregime responsabilitatea beneficiarului finanțării.

Venue

Anthony Frost English Bookshop
Calea Victoriei nr 45
Bucuresti, 010062 Romania
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Phone:
+40 21 311 5138
Website:
http://www.anthonyfrost.ro/