The Irreverence of Reading Out Loud

EUROPEAN LITERATURE NIGHT

European Literature Night - Bucharest, 2013The Romanian capital Bucharest is, this year, one of the organisers of the project “European Literature Nights 2012 – 2014”, alongside Brno, Dublin, Lisbon, Prague and Wroclaw. You can read more about the location, the authors, the books and the reading events planned for this year’s edition on the  European Literature Nights site. Hurry up and book your seat in any of these great cities you might find yourselves in, or, why not?, take some time and dine out with a good book tonight. I will be back with my own impressions from my very own literature night, so stay tuned! 

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What is the significance and aim of the ENL?

One night – many experiences: public readings of contemporary literature performed by well known personalities at attractive and unusual venues in cities across Europe.

European Literature Night builds on the concept of literature being a unique creative medium which embraces the voices of individuals along with the values of the society they live in. The umbrella project “European Literature Nights 2012 – 2014” aims to bring contemporary European literature to the general public in an innovative way through a series of public readings and accompanying events. Supported by a grant from the Culture Programme of the European Union, the project partners hope to deliver high level of impact to their audiences. Although it is Brno, Bucharest, Dublin, Lisbon, Vilnius, Prague and Wroclaw who are jointly co-organizing the project “ELN 2012 – 2014”, the other partner cities where Literature Night already took root are of no lesser importance for the event’s development.

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