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A reading circle floating on a barge to browse through literature

To honour Erasmus Days, celebrated from 9 to 14 October 2023, we were delighted to organise a reading circle on a barge as part of our Euread&art project. 

Erasmus Days embodies the spirit of international collaboration, education and friendship, and we are proud to be part of this global community. To give meaning to this celebration, we decided to bring together those passionate about books and create an unforgettable space for literary sharing.

One of the most captivating features of book clubs is the diversity of the books explored. From literary classics to contemporary works, book clubs offer an insight into the cultures and social contexts that have shaped these stories. This variety of perspectives enriches the experience for participants, allowing whoever takes part to see the world through other people’s eyes.

The result was a multi-dimensional reading experience. Participants brought their favourite books, those that had made the biggest impression on their reading, creating an eclectic range of genres and styles. From French literary classics to contemporary novels from Belgium, as well as Brazilian and Chinese reads, everyone was able to discover the richness of world literature. 

The barge provided a warm and intimate setting for book lovers from all walks of life. As the boat glided gently across the calm water, participants immersed themselves in a world of words and imagination. Comfortable armchairs, shelves full of books and the soothing smell of freshly-brewed coffee created a welcoming atmosphere that immediately put everyone at ease. 

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Kenza BENOHOUD

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