The Bichinho de Conto bookstore is part of this project
The Bichinho de Conto bookstore, located in Casais Brancos, Óbidos, is at the forefront of an international project called “Quintal da Leitura”, with the purpose of sharing challenges, fostering conversation and complicity in the promotion of the Portuguese language, and where everyone is welcome.
“It is a structured project that will happen now, but will remain in time”, says Mafalda Milhões, responsible for the Portuguese bookstore, adding that “the concept already existed informally in Europe, but we wanted to focus on the Portuguese language and in our partnerships with the Instituto de Leitura Quindim, Brazil, O Bichinho do Conto, Portugal, and Kacimbo Produção Cultural, Angola, who are the partners of this initiative. ”
This idea with several common denominators, all of which are independent, has creators involved in its genesis and has a cultural mission that supports its existence allowing the encounter with Literature, the Arts, and human development.
The literary meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month, with an artist from each country, throughout 2021, online.
The first meeting took place on the 13th of February, via Zoom, with the Angolan writer Ondjaki. The most recent meeting took place on the 13th of March, with the Portuguese writer Afonso Cruz, and, in April, the Brazilian poet Cida Pedrosa will participate.
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