Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ARE YOU A BOOK WORM? THEN FLIP IT!

The first International Literary Festival of Paraty (a.k.a. FLIP) in 2003 put Brazil, and Paraty, on the map of international literary festivals. That festival included world-renowned authors as Julian Barnes, Eric Hobsbawm, Don DeLillo  and Hanif Kureishi. Over the years Flip has become one of the main events of its type, characterized by the importance of its guest authors, the enthusiasm of the public and the hospitality of the colonial village of Paraty. For five days, Flip holds some 200 events, which include debates, shows, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and school presentations.
Every year, the festival pays tribute to one Brazilian writer. On previous editions of FLIP the homage has been for Gilberto Freyre, Manuel Bandeira, Machado de Assis, Nelson Rodrigues, Jorge Amado, Vinicius de Moraes, Guimarães Rosa, Oswald de Andrade and Clarice Lispector. This year is the turn of the poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade.


 Listed as a National Heritage Site, Paraty is the seaside end of the Royal Road, which connected the gold and diamond mines in Minas Gerais to the Paraty port during the colonial period in Brazil.
Paraty beaches and islands are among the most beautiful in Brazil and the city has applied for listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site.





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