Second session of the International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion
Durrës and Shkodër, Albania
18.05.2023 - 22.05.2023

International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion
Second session: May 18th - 22nd, 2023  | Durrës and Shkodër, Albania


After the first session in Struga, North Macedonia in May 2022, the International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion continues with a second 5-day session in Durrës and Shkodër, Albania,

Between May 18th and 22nd 2023
 we are gathering the same 30 participants to continue the programme  of presentations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops on topics such as audience development, digital marketing and funding. As part of the programe, participants will also meet and exchange with local Albanian cultural and literary organisations.

Official language: English
 

SESSION 2: DURRËS AND SHKODËR | May 18th - 22nd 2023, Albania
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Academy programme

The programme of the International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion in Durrës and Shkodër in 2023 is available here

Academy speakers

Agata Etmanowicz
For the past 10 years, together with Impact Foundation, Agata Etmanowicz supports culture organizations in placing audiences in the heart of everything they do by spreading the joy of working according to audience development philosophy. Agata’s specialty is ‘connecting the dots’ - she asks a lot of questions and encourages others to ask questions. She designs and conducts not only workshops, but also processes and programs for professionals in the cultural sector - industry-specific, cross-industry and for specific organizations.



Aneida Bajraktari Bicja
Aneida Bajraktari Bicja is the founder and managing partner of Balkans Capital - a financial consulting company based in Tirana that helps companies in Albania and the US Market unleash the transformative power of their finances. Aneida has also ​​established the Startup Albania Foundation with the vision to boost innovation and entrepreneurial skills of youth in the country. She has organized numerous events with the desire to aid the development of the local entrepreneurial system. Her entrepreneurial spirit and pursuits not only engage and inspire but have also contributed to fostering innovation in Albania.


Diana Walters
Diana Walters is a facilitator, researcher, writer and practitioner in the fields of arts, culture, heritage, community and peace building. She has worked in over 30 countries, including many in the Balkan region, supporting change and growth through culture and democracy. She holds a PhD from Newcastle University, UK and is a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.




Vassilena Valchanova
Vassilena Valchanova is a content marketing strategist and brand messaging expert. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing strategy and customer research, content marketing planning, brand positioning, and conversion copywriting. She also works with B2B services agencies and individual consultants who want to step up their personal branding. Vassy is passionate about sharing what she knows: she authors a blog on marketing strategy, content, and messaging, speaks at events, has a video-on-demand course, and offers custom training and workshops.


Yana Genova
Yana Genova is director of the Next Page Foundation - an international NGO active in fostering intercultural dialogue, literary translations and independent publishing. She is founder of the Sofia Literature and Translation House, co-founder of the educational online platform for children www.knigovishte.bg, and president of the European network RECIT. Genova has experience in multipartner cultural cooperation projects at European level and in the neighborhood countries. Consultant and researcher in cultural management and cultural policies, particularly in book and literature. Co-author - with Georgi Gospodinov - of ‘Inventory Book of Socialism’ (Prosveta, 2006), author of articles and research studies on cultural policies and of the ‘Diversity Report’ series, together with Rüdiger Wischenbart and Miha Kovać.

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Photos from the first session of the Translations Collider Academy: International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion | Struga, North Macedonia 2022:


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Video from the first session of the Translations Collider Academy: International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion | Struga, North Macedonia 2022:



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Watch the film about the international Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion:



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The International Academy on Literary Management and Translation Promotion is part of the project Balkan Translations Collider and aims to explore ways to overcome the imbalances in the literary translation traffic in Europe.

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