The third and fourth launch sessions of Testament – Anthology of Romanian Verse – Bilingual Edition (English/Romanian) will take place in Bucharest (20 December, at 15:00, National Library of Romania) and Brasov (21 December at 14:30, on the premises of St O Iosif Bookshop, str. Muresenilor 14)
The Bucharest event will feature actors Ilinca Tomoroveanu (artistic director of the National Theatre in Bucharest), Clara and Bogdan Voda, (actors at Bulandra Theatre) who will perform a mini-recital of poetry. Clara and Bogdan will interpret in both English and Romanian. Apart from this, the usual suspects, Chief Editor Ana Munteanu (on behalf of Minerva Publishing House) and author Daniel Ionita (who wanted to perform a belly-dancing act until he found out that this is in fact a family event part of the Christmas Fair…)
The Brasov event, at the St O Iosiv bookshop, will feature poets Adrian Munteanu and Mihaela Malea Stroe, literary journalist Laurentiu Tudor, Ana Munteanu (Minerva) and Daniel Ionita (author – who again, will attempt to cross the Danube in a wheel-barrow, while reciting Eminescu’s Gloss). Exciting as this might be, it will pale by comparison to the music, to be performed by singer-song-writers Adrian Ivanitchi, Catalin Condurache, and Lucia Potra.