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Bedside readings

Literature sessions on Campus

08/08/2019 - 09h02

todos-1024x597In the second semester of 2019, PUCRS’ Institute of Culture will be promoting the Bedside Readings, a number of lectures in which contemporary novelists of Rio Grande do Sul will be discussing major literary works. Personal reasons have motivated their choice for the books chosen, such as their significance in their personal and professional development. In these master sessions, the audience will have the chance to learn about literature. The presentations will be characterized by their passionate nature because the only criterion for picking the works is the writers’ passion for books.

This is also an opportunity to bring the audience closer to our current local novelists. Sessions are divided in two parts: one hour for presentation of the book and thirty minutes for conversations. The event takes place at the PUCRS’ Institute of Culture (7th floor of the Main Library – Building 16 Av. Ipiranga, 6.681). Admission is free. To reserve your seat, send an email to cultura@pucrs.br.

The first edition of the sessions brings Daniel Galera, on Aug 20 at 5:30 PM. He will be presenting Cormac McCarthy’s book The Crossing. Other sessions are on the schedule: Fernanda Bastos will be reading Toni Morrison’s Jazz; Renata Wolff will be discussing O cego e a dançarina, by João Gilberto Noll; Luiz Maurício Azevedo will be presenting Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison; and Luísa Geisler with Um útero é do tamanho de um punho, by Angelica Freitas.

Full program Bedside Readings:

20/8 – Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing, by Daniel Galera
03/9 – Toni Morrison’s Jazz, by Fernanda Bastos.
17/9 – João Gilberto Noll’s O cego e a dançarina, by Renata Wolff
29/10 – Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, by Luiz Mauricio de Azevedo
19/11 – Angélica Freitas’ Um útero é do tamanho de um punho, by Luisa Geisler.

Participants who attend a minimum of 4 sessions will be entitled to a certificate for complementary hours.

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