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Literary Circle at the Brazilian Embassy

A Literary Circle with a Reporter and Producer Luciana Medeiros Took Place at the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin

August 05th, 2015
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In partnership with the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin, the Literary Circle was held on August 3rd, which included a workshop with the Brazilian reporter, producer and writer Luciana Medeiros. The discussions focused on ways to disclose the author’s literary work and on the criteria for the publication of a written work.

Medeiros recently published her work called “25 Falam de Superação” (“25 Chroniclers Speak of Overcoming”). The book, as the title suggests, brought together 25 Brazilians who were diagnosed with cancer and managed to overcome it. They all accepted the invitation to write not only about cancer but also about several other ways to overcome illnesses.

The 25 featured personalities included names such as Gregorio Duvivier, Pedro Bial, Cora Rónai, Arthur Dapieve, Fabrício Carpinejar, Julia Spadaccini, Leo Aversa, Letícia Wierzchowski, Marcelo Moutinho, Martha Medeiros, Mauro Ventura, Nelson Vasconcelos, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Ruy Castro and Sergio Rodrigues.

The Literary Circle was created in 2014, following a workshop at the Embassy premises with the writer Luiz Ruffato. The workshop aims to produce, present and discuss the literature of the Brazilian diaspora.

From July 6th to 31st, The Board of the Citizens of Berlin and the Municipal Library Berlin-Mitte organized an exhibition of Brazilian books in the Municipal Library Philipp-Schaeffer, as part of the project "Ein Ort zum Lesen und wieder Lesen".

The collection included many children’s books recommended by the Ministry of Education and literary works by Brazilian authors such as Guimarães Rosa, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Ziraldo, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Chico Buarque de Holanda and Paulo Coelho. The project objective was to promote dialogue between cultures and encourage reading in the Portuguese language.


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Alice Zhubanova, Berlin Global