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Events 2017

The European Schoolbooks team have already been busy this year preparing a variety of exhibitions and presentations of many of our newest and bestselling titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

If you wish to view previous events, please click here.

Jenny Erpenbeck: In conversation with James Runcie

11th September 2017 - Knowledge Centre, The British Library - 19:00 - 20:30

Jenny Erpenbeck's last novel, The End of Days, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015, and her latest book Go, Went, Gone is a German bestseller. Go, Went, Gone considers the contemporary refugee crisis and our responsibility in its creation through the touching portrait of an elderly Berlin professor.

This is a chance to hear the writer and opera director reading from her work and in conversation with James Runcie, Commissioning Editor for Arts on BBC Radio 4, director and author of The Grantchester Mysteries, now a successful ITV series (Grantchester).

'[An] absolute must-read' (Arifa Akbar on The End of Days, Independent)

'Reading Erpenbeck is like falling under hypnosis' (Guardian)

Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

The European Bookshop will be present at the event with books by the author available to purchase.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit The British Library event page

Language Learning and Teaching Conference: Developing Speaking Skills

15th September 2017 - University of Leeds - 9:15 - 17:15

The conference will bring together academics and language teachers working in Higher Education in the UK and internationally to discuss the nature and challenges presently faced in the field of language learning. This conference intends to:

• Push forward the under-researched field of speaking skills by showcasing original research and innovative practice.

• Support a closer integration of language learning theory and pedagogical practice.

• Bridge the gap between MFL, EFL and EAP and provide a forum for all practitioners to develop collaborative projects, across language education regardless of the discipline.

• Act as a catalyst for collaboration across institutions.

The focus will be towards the enhancement of speaking skills with the following sub-themes:

Theoretical and practical approaches to:

- Pronunciation and intonation
- Pragmatics and interaction
- Cognitivism on speaking skills
- Assessment and Proficiency Level Bench-marking (including the CEFR)
- Motivation
- Technology to enhance language learning
- Task-based Teaching and Learning
- Learning outside the classroom
- Enhancing students’ employability through the development of speaking skills

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be exhibiting at the conference with a range of foreign language resources in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. We'll also be offering delegates 10% discount on orders and free UK postage.

For more details on the conference programme and registration, please visit the official website: https://lltconf.leeds.ac.uk/


Gli alfieri del Prosecco

16th September 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

Ricominciamo i nostri incontri in modo spumeggiante!

Luigi Bolzon

in conversazione con Alessandro Gallenzi

ci parlerà del suo libro

Gli alfieri del Prosecco

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

Come il Prosecco è diventato il “bollicine” più popolare in UK, narrato da un protagonista.

Lo sfondo umano, sociale e storico del successo del Made in Italy nei settori vino e alimentazione e il confronto fra due diverse culture.
"Qui s'intende dare un volto e un'identità all'esercito di italiani nel Regno Unito che hanno concorso all'affermazione del vino italiano, in particolare del Prosecco."

Luigi Bolzon a trent'anni si occupa di vino e in particolare di Prosecco. Ha promosso il Prosecco nei mercati asiatici, americani ed europei. Vive da 15 anni in Gran Bretagna.

Alessandro Gallenzi è fondatore di Hesperus Press, Alma Books e Alma Classics, ed è il successore di John Calder alla guida di Calder Publications. Editore letterario con oltre quindici anni di esperienza, è anche un traduttore premiato, poeta, drammaturgo e autore di romanzi.

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Naturalmente berremo Prosecco...


Herta Müller: An Afternoon with the Nobel Prize Winner

17th September 2017 - Knowledge Centre, The British Library - 15:30 - 16:45

See the Nobel Prize Winner, Herta Müller, in her first London appearance

Join the German-Romanian author ‘who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed’ (Nobel Committee) for an afternoon of readings and discussion in the 30th year since she fled Romania.

Herta has received more than twenty awards to date and is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, such as that found in her much acclaimed 2009 novel The Hunger Angel (Atemschaukel).

She talks to translator Phillip Boehm.

In partnership with the University of Sheffield, and supported by the Goethe-Institut London

The European Bookshop will be present at the event with books by the author available to purchase.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit The British Library event page event page

Matteo B. Bianchi, Maria accanto

30th September 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

Matteo B. Bianchi

in conversazione con Marco Mancassola
ci parlerà del suo ultimo romanzo

Maria accanto
Fandango editore

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

Immaginate una commedia romantica senza love story. Prendete la Santa Vergine Maria e trattatela come una di noi: jeans di H&M e scarpe da ginnastica. Poi lasciatevi stupire. Elisabetta, detta Betty, è una ragazza di venticinque anni senza particolari pretese né ambizioni. E di Milano, vive con la madre nel quartiere di Lambrate e fa la segretaria in uno studio dentistico con un contratto a tempo indeterminato, una vera fortuna se paragonata alle situazioni precarie in cui versano Vero, la sua migliore amica, e Luchino, il suo più stretto confidente. Si divide fra lavoro, fidanzato e serate in compagnia. Una normalità rasserenante. Ma una sera, dopo piccoli avvertimenti a cui non dà peso, le appare Maria, la Madonna, proprio in camera sua. È un'apparizione esclusiva, a carattere privato. Nessun segreto da rivelare, nessuna profezia di catastrofi imminenti. Maria ha bisogno di un'amica. Di una persona semplice, quasi banale, da frequentare e con la quale condividere esperienze quotidiane. Vuole essere una ragazza qualsiasi, ciò che non è potuta mai essere.

Matteo B. Bianchi (1966) ha pubblicato i romanzi Generations of love (1999), Fermati tanto così (2002) e Esperimenti di felicità provvisoria (2006) per Baldini & Castoldi e Apocalisse a domicilio (2010) per Marsilio. È fra gli autori di show televisivi quali Victor Victoria (La 7), Quelli che il calcio (Rai Due), X Factor (Sky Uno), E poi c’è Cattelan (Sky Uno). Dirige on line la sua rivista di narrativa ‘tina. Nel 2016 Fandango ha pubblicato l’edizione ampliata del suo primo romanzo, Generations of love – Extensions e nel 2017 il nuovo romanzo Maria accanto.

Marco Mancassola, narratore, vive a Londra. I suoi ultimi libri sono Non saremo confusi per sempre (Einaudi, 2011) e Gli amici del deserto (Feltrinelli, 2013). Scrive per Internazionale.it. Insegna scrittura creativa. Dal 3 ottobre inizierà un corso di scrittura creativa presso l'Italian Bookshop http://www.londrascrive.co.uk/

Londra Scrive - un corso di scrittura creativa con Marco Mancassola

3rd October to 5th December 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

Dal 3 ottobre l'Italian Bookshop ospiterà una nuova esperienza: una piccola scuola di scrittura!

Se avete mai considerato di dare voce al narratore che è in voi, Marco Mancassola terrà un corso di scrittura creativa in dieci settimane.

Visitate il sito www.londrascrive.co.uk per avere tutte le informazioni e per iscrivervi al corso!


Language Show London 2017    *New Venue*

13th October to 15th October 2017 - Business Design Centre, Islington, London

Whether you are a language learner, teacher, professional or just passionate about languages, this is the must-attend event for you!

European Schoolbooks Ltd and The European Bookshop will be exhibiting again this year at the Language Show London. This year the event takes place at a new venue, the Business Design Centre in Islington, a lively district with plenty of shops and restaurants, perfect for visiting the Show as part of a great day out or long weekend!

Come along and visit us on Stand 188 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of children's books and literature for all ages. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event.

Over three days the event will offer you the chance to attend a host of language taster sessions, CPD certified seminars and workshops, meet some of the worlds top language suppliers with over 100 exhibitors, and network with thousands of other language enthusiasts who love languages just as much as you.

For more information and to register for your FREE tickets, visit the official Language Show website.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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