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.
Event organised by: Traduki, Goethe-Institut Bucharest, Reading Balkans
Location: Traduki Stage, Hall 4, D 507