ICORN is getting ready for 2011s major event; ICORNs Network meeting 24-27 March. Member city Brussels and Passa Porta House of Literature will be our official hosts.
During the ICORN meeting the participant will be able to attend several interesting and inspiring sessions. The meeting will take place at the major KVS theatre, together with PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) and Halma, a network of 26 literary centres in Europe. Additional to the separate ICORN sessions, we are cooperating with WiPC and Halma on workshops and common opening event, to make the programme even more exciting and fruitful.
In addition to an exciting programme the meeting will coincide with The Passa Porta International Literature Festival (festival theme: “On the move”) and our guests will therefor have the opportunity to attend festival events.
Do you wish to attend the Network meeting and need more information? Do you have any questions regarding the meeting? Please contact ICORN.
Please note that we need your registration by 19 January 2011.
Thursday 24 March
19.00 ICORN Welcome dinner
21.00 Forbidden books Passa Porta festival public event
Friday 25 March
09.30 Official opening event. Halma, WiPC and ICORN.
11.00 Session 1: ICORN and Europe
Convening in the Capital of Europe, we are inviting partners like ECRE and representatives from European Parliament and the European Commission to discuss vital issues like access, immigration, emergency visa etc, and explore potentials for future support and cooperation.
14.30 Session 2: Participation and Promotion
This will be a session dedicated to exchange of ideas and experiences between the ICORN member cities. How are the cities working with their writers, what works, what doesn’t? How are member cities cooperating, what kind of projects are in planning, which should be invented?
17.30 Reception in the Town Hall by invitation of the Lord Mayor of Brussels (w/ WiPC and Halma)
20.00 Letters to Europe Major Passa Porta festival event at Theatre de La Monnaie.
Saturday 26 March
09:30 Session 3: Protection, future challenges and expectations
How do we receive a persecuted writer? How should the ICORN member cities be prepared for the challenges and possibilities the arrival of an ICORN guest writer is representing? How can the writers be successfully integrated in their host city, and how do writers, member cities and the organisation deal with what happens after the ICORN placement period is over?
13:30 Workshop session
Together with Halma and WiPC we are presenting five intensive and workshops for our guests to choose among: "Visa and migration", “Translation and publication”, “Mobility and creativity”, “Working with the EU”, and “Freedom of Expression”
16:00 Plenary session, summing up, looking forward
20:00 Major Passa Porta Festival event at the Bozar theatre.