Estela Basso (Brazil/France)


Actress, with a Master’s degree in Arts and Languages from the L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, reading the short-story “O crime do professor de matemática” (“The Crime of the Mathematics Teacher”) from Laços de família (Family Ties), in Portuguese. 

Bel Santos Mayer (Brazil)


Social educator, coordinator of the Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos e Apoio Comunitário (IBEAC) and manager of the community library network LiteraSampa reading the short-story “É para lá que eu vou” (“That’s where I’m going”), in Portuguese.

Yana Stainova (Bulgaria/Canada)


Assistant Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University reading excerpts from the short-story “Devaneio e embriaguez duma rapariga” (“The Daydreams of a Drunk Woman”) from Laços de Família (Family Ties), in Bulgarian.