Letters to Petar – homosexuality in literature
Leipzig Book Fair 2018

Thursday, 15th March, 2.00 – 3.00 pm

Panel discussion with reading (Romanian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, German)

Gay Pride in the Balkans? For some people, this might evoke images of priests and deacons sprinkling holy water on members of the LGBTQI community, or of nasty fights.
Before the years of political change, homosexuality was banned by law in the countries of Southern Europe, and was punishable with a custodial sentence. Legislation is different today.

How open is it actually possible to be about homosexuality in Southern Europe, and how is the issue addressed through literature? Nikolaj Bojkov from Bulgaria, Lejla Kalamujić from Bosnia, and Romanian Lavinia Braniste will read and tell their stories.
Nikolaj Bojkov
Lavinia Braniște
Lejla Kalamujić

Thorsten Dönges

Event organised by: Traduki, Goethe-Institut Bucharest, Reading Balkans

Location: Traduki Stage, Hall 4, D 507