Yesterday the Canadians offered a pretaste what they will bring to #fbm20, the Buchmesse next year. Their motto: "Singular Plurality" / "Singulier Pluriel".
The officials and the authors on the stage plus the cellist Cris Derksen affirmed my experience in Canada a few years ago: Canadians embrace diversity and see it as a strength to be a nation and country of residents and immigrants, who often very fast become part of the people.
The cellist Cris Derksen was marvellous. She played while from tape texts of some authors were read. On her website http://crisderksen.virb.com/ you can get access to her music.
The #fbm19 was exciting, inspiring and joyful and of course I was glad about the rest near Wittgenstein's Boat on the last day of my participation in the buchmesse. I wish you a good time on the #fbm19 and hope to meet you on #fbm20.
Christa Weßel - Friday, 18 October 2019
post scriptum on Wednesday, 23 October 2019
the complete press conference:
buchmesse #fbm19 17.10.2019. Pressekonferenz zum Ehrengastauftritt Kanada 2020 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsedHmZWCd8 (accessed 23 Oct 2019)
retrospect #fbm19 and outlook #fbm20:
Frankfurter Buchmesse - The Frankfurt Bookmark <email@example.com>. The newsletter of Frankfurter Buchmesse. Issue 10.1 / 2019. This was Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Highlights of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019: international authors on stage, Guest of Honour Norway, and much more. Tue, Oct 22, 2019. - http://news.book-fair.com/i/tEenCHqTHciWj4Nv3CESUIQbrAP13gzXB_KCyBy1ih4 (accessed 23 Oct 2019)