The 2018 edition of Lisbon Book Fair, once again promoted by APEL, is taking place from the 25th May to 13th of June, in Parque Eduardo VII, one of the most beautiful open spaces of the city. Aldus presents a series of events addressing children publishing and AR, European support to the book sector through translation grants, the celebration of EUPL.

Here follows the full calendar of Aldus appointments:

EUPL on Tour

Friday, 8th June 2018, 4:00 pm

Lisbon Book Fair Auditorium

The European Union Prize for Literature is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018. The EUPL is travelling across Europe to showcase our talented authors and illustrate the unique diversity of European literature.
Next stop will be on the 8th of June at Lisbon Book Fair.

With the winning authors:

Jasmin B. Frelih –  Slovenia, 2016

David Machado, Portugal, 2015

Çiler Ilhan –Turkey, 2011

ModeratorMiguel Franco de Andrade (SIC journalist)

European support to the book sector: translation grants and opportunities for publishers   

Monday, 11th June 2018, 4:00 pm

Lisbon Book Fair Auditorium

How does the European Union promote and finances works translations by means of grants and funding opportunities? Where to find updated information about this support?

This session will provide an insight into the Creative Europe grant for support to literary translation, providing guidance to participate to the next calls, also offering the opportunity to discover the new directory on translation grants created in the framework of the Aldus network.

Introduction: Henrique Mota (President of Federation of European Publishers and APEL Board Member)

Speaker: Piero Attanasio (ALDUS Coordinator and Italian Publishers Association)

The Curious World of Augmented Reality 

Tuesday, 12th June, 3:00 pm – Lisbon Book Fair Auditorium

Duration: 45mins -1 hour

Neal Hoskins, Digital Media consultant for the Bologna Children Book Fair, will look into the tantalising world of Augmented Reality and publishing. What is AR? How does it work with books and reading? What are its creative uses?

Participants (aged from 12 to 16) will look at the winner of the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award for AR  iBugs with Neal Hoskins and then take part in a group activity to plan their own book of the future.

The workshop has been organized jointly by Lisbon Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair thus combining the expertise in audience engagement of Lisbon and in children publishing of Bologna.