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Essex Book Festival

March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017
EssexUnited Kingdom

A phenomenal festival featuring over 200 writers and artists throughout Essex in 90 events. Events take place at various times between March 1st and March 31st.

Salon du Livre Paris – Book Fair

March 24, 2017 - March 27, 2017
Port de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles

Make a date for the 37th edition of Livre Paris, taking place from 24 to 27 March 2017 at Porte de Versailles! Created in 1981, the Salon du Livre de Paris, which became Livre Paris in 2016, is a book fair that brings publishers, French and international authors and over 150,000 avid readers together each year. A major cultural event in French public life, the book fair is highly appealing for its rich and varied programme and the many get-togethers…

Frame Works

March 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Deutsches Haus at New York University
42 Washington Mews
New York,NY10003United States

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a two-part lecture on "Frame Works" with the author Thomas Meineke and Professor Uwe Wirth. In this double presentation Uwe Wirth will at first explore the theoretical implications of different approaches towards frames before Thomas Meinecke will talk about the relevance of framing processes for his work as an author whose unique writing style is not only characterized by transforming academic discourse into literature but also by a DJ-like technique of sampling and mixing. In…

Austrian-American Short Film Festival 2: Award Winners At Anthology

March 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 E 52nd St
New York,NY10022United States

The Austrian American Short Film Festival is an annual three-day festival presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The festival features short films in all forms and genres by promising young artists and filmmakers from Austria and the United States. The mission of the AASFF is to increase intercultural dialogue, to foster interconnectivity and the exchange of ideas between Austria and the U.S. by providing a platform for young, emerging filmmakers. The festival also aims at introducing emerging Austrian…

Ó Bhéal’s Readings in Cork, Ireland

March 27, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
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Ó Bhéal (Irish for ‘by word of mouth’, or ‘from the mouth’) creates an original platform for established and non-established poets alike, allowing the public consistent access to contemporary poetry. This event features a new special guest each week for an enjoyable night of poetry and community.
Hayloft Bar
The Long Valley, 10 Winthrop St

Ó Bhéal (Irish for ‘by word of mouth’, or ‘from the mouth’) creates an original platform for established and non-established poets alike, allowing the public consistent access to contemporary poetry. Many as a result have engaged with the art form for the first time, and a number of these have remained actively writing and have seen their works accepted into print. The event is held upstairs in The Hayloft bar, above The Long Valley, one of Cork’s favourite and most…

Launch of Siobhán Campbell’s Heat Signature

March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry Ireland
11 Parnell Square East
Dublin,D01 ND60Ireland

Seren and Poetry Ireland invite you to the launch of Heat Signature, a new poetry collection by Siobhán Campbell. "An outstanding ear for the music of language". Robert Crawford There is a beautiful ruthlessness to the poetry of Siobhán Campbell. Her new collection, Heat Signature, from Seren, is composed in her characteristically spikey voice: infused with an intelligence that resists easy answers to the conundrums that have faced her Irish homeland, but also suffused with a grudging admiration for the…

Let’s Talk about “Paula”

April 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Deutsches Haus at New York University
42 Washington Mews
New York,NY10003United States

Let's Talk about "Paula:" A Conversation among Carla Juri, Fatima Naqvi, and Noah Isenberg As part of KINO!, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation among Carla Juri, the actress playing Paula Modersohn-Becker in Christian Schwochows biopic Paula, Fatima Naqvi, Professor of German and Film Studies at Rutgers University, and Noah Isenberg, Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. Carla Juri was born in 1985 in Italian-speaking Switzerland, and studied acting in Los Angeles and…

Bologna Children’s Bookfair

April 3, 2017 - April 6, 2017
Piazza della Costituzione

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year's calendar built around children’s content today. With over 50 years of experience the fair has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience. The result is the world’s premium copyright business hub when it comes to publishing and a new core that now extends to all multi-media content for the children.  International attendance at the fair rose over 18% in 2016 proving a growing interest and investment in kid’s content publishing and even…

Poetry Ireland Table Quiz 2017 – With John Banville & Marian Richardson

April 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Café en Seine
40 Dawson Street

Join Quirke-y quizmaster John Banville and our resident Quiz Queen from RTÉ, Marian Richardson, for a night of fun, facts and je ne sais quoi in the chic Parisian ambience of Café en Seine. Expect the usual puzzled looks, team squabbles and fab prizes! Funds raised will help support emerging poets through the Poetry Ireland Introductions series.

Swiss author Christian Kracht, reading and discussion – Yale

April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Yale University – “Sudler Hall”
WLH 201 William Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street
New Haven,CT06511United States

Swiss author Christian Kracht to read and discuss his novels Die Toten (German) and Imperium (English). (conversation in German and English) The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University hosts one of the most renowned contemporary germanophone authors, Christian Kracht, to read and discuss his latest books, Die Toten, and Imperium. He will be accompanied by the English translator of Imperium, Daniel Bowles for a reading in German and English followed by a discussion in English. The event…

Poetry Workshop with Robyn Rowland

April 8, 2017 @ 10:30 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 12:30 am
Limerick Writers’ Centre
12 Barrington Street

April is Poetry Month in Limerick and Limerick Writers' Centre Present A Workshop with poet Robyn Rowland Landscapes of the self: here we are, and there. J M Synge wrote: ‘It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.’ Landscape can be represented in poetry as realism, but it can also come to represent interior life, including the physical, emotional and spiritual landscape of…

Tempo di Libri – Milano, Italy

April 19, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Fiera Milano
28 Strada Statale Sempione
Milano,Rho MI20017Italy

Tempo di Libri, The Italian Publishers' Trade Fair, is a great new books and reading event involving readers, publishers, authors, librarians, booksellers, students and is a unique publishing world opportunity.

HOMAGES: 15 Years of ACFNY Reloaded

April 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 E 52nd St
New York,NY10022United States

Join Austrian Cultural Forum - New York on April 19th to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our iconic landmark building in Midtown Manhattan with an interactive sound exhibition and a rooftop concert by the Talea Ensemble! VERY LIMITED SPACE, GET YOUR FREE TICKET FOR THE EVENT HERE: homages.eventbrite.com On Wednesday, April 19 between 4 and 11 pm, we invite you to experience the free interactive sound journey we created in collaboration with Austria's oldest contemporary music festival musikprotokoll. The sound exhibition…

Reading the Russians: War and Peace

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Pl
London,WC1A 2JLUnited Kingdom

To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, London Review Bookshop teamed up with Vintage Classics to inaugurate a book club devoted to reading the great masterpieces of Russian literature, six of which they've just reissued in handsome new editions. At their first meeting they'll be talking about Toltstoy's War and Peace, its several translations, its many adaptations, and its enduring influence.

Becoming Epistolary

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Deutsches Haus at New York University
42 Washington Mews
New York,NY10003United States

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the NYU German Department present the NYU German Department Graduate Student Conference "Becoming Epistolary" with keynote speaker Thomas Schestag, Professor of German Studies at Brown University. In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the passing, we have arrived. —Knut Hamsun But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit,…

Barrow River Arts Festival – Ireland

April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Borris House
County Carlow,Ireland

Founded and curated by long time Irish residents, Swiss violinist Maya Homburger and English bass player Barry Guy, the Barrow River Arts Festival presents, in one packed weekend, a programme of classical music, free improvised jazz, theatre and visual art in two beautiful settings along the River Barrow in Counties Kilkenny and Carlow - Duiske Abbey and Borris House. This year's festival consists of art exhibitions in the beautiful spaces of Borris House Ballroom and The Granary with works by…

Cuirt International Festival of Literature

April 23, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Galway Arts Center
47 Dominick Street
Galway City ,Ireland

The festival hosts a wide variety of literary experts from fiction to theatre to poetry.  It’s a great event for international literature.

Sant Jordi Festival in Barcelona

April 23, 2017
Palau de la Generalitat
Plaça de Sant Jaume
Barcelona ,Catalonia 08002Spain

Roses, books and lovers: Barcelona is full of them on 23 April. In Catalonia the World Book Day becomes an especially romantic festivity. The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, by exchanging roses and books.

World Book and Copyright day in Georgia

April 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am
New Mziuri Park
Nino Ramishvili St

Georgia holds a one-day Book Fair every April 23, with participation of different publishing houses, as well as distribution companies and booksellers, to promote the importance of this day, as well as books and literacy.

Sunday Salon: Aleš Šteger in conversation with Stephen Watts

April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books
400 Kingsland Road
London,E8 4AAUnited Kingdom

Join us for a special event to celebrate the publication of Aleš Šteger’s Absolution. It’s Carnival time, and the Slovenian city of Maribor is European Capital of Culture. In an attempt to maximize profit, local politicians and showman peddle every possible art form. Amidst the hype, dramatist Adam Bely and Cuban-Austrian journalist Rosa Portero pursue a secret mission: to track down and overthrow the sinister octopus of thirteen selected persons that seems to be in control. In the tradition of…

Geneva Book and Press Fair

April 26, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Grand-Saconnex Palexpo
30 Route François-Peyrot

Enjy the Geneva Book and Press Fair from the 26th-30th of April 2017! More details to follow.

Scarborough Literature Festival

April 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Westborough,ScarboroughYO11 1JWUnited Kingdom

Join in on the festivities at the fourth Books by the Beach festival between 26 April and 1 May 2017. There are a variety events from performances to readings and to signings that everyone can enjoy. The 2017 programme can be found on the Books by the Beach website. Check out some pre-events that are also listed to kick off the celebration before April. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the website linked above. Don't forget to check…

Strokestown International Poetry Festival – Ireland

April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Strokestown,County RoscommonIreland

The Strokestown International Poetry Festival was founded in 1999. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The weekend provides a world-renowned forum for excellence in poetry. Strokestown is famous for the large audiences that attend all readings and allied to the welcome, the friendliness and the scenery, the weekend is an unforgettable experience and a thrilling immersion in contemporary poetry. In 2016 it hosted Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Jane Clarke, Macdara Woods, Grace Wells and Paddy Bushe,…

Mind your own Business! A seminar on the practical side of being a poet

April 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Poetry Ireland
11 Parnell Square East
Dublin,D01 ND60Ireland

Poetry Ireland and Words Ireland are delighted to present an afternoon focusing on the practical side of being a poet. Join Don Paterson, award-winning Scottish poet and poetry editor for Picador, for a masterclass on the process of publishing poetry, from the drafting process to publication, and ways in which imagination can influence each stage of the process. Poet Jane Clarke and Poetry Ireland's Marketing Manager, Muireann Sheahan, will lead a session on marketing and self-promotion for poets. This session…

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize Award Ceremony

April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Poetry Ireland
11 Parnell Square East
Dublin,D01 ND60Ireland

Raise a glass of wine with the publishers of The Moth as they announce the winner of this year’s Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize – one of the most lucrative prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. A reading by each of the four shortlisted poets will be followed by the announcement of the winner of the €10,000 prize. Part of Poetry Day Ireland 2017.

Women Aloud NI Poetry Recital

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Browns Houston & Williamson
Belfast, Belfast,BT14 6

Another casual poetry recital in association with Women Aloud NI, this time for Poetry Day Ireland 2017. Readers Taking Part: Emma McKervey Yvonne Boyle Elizabeth McGeown Amy Wyatt Rafferty Paula Ryder Lara Sunday Helen Hastings Teresa Godfrey Sarah McMahon Anne McMaster Karen Mooney Gaynor Kane

How to Read Water: An Evening with Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator

April 28, 2017 @ 7:45 pm
St Peter’s Church
PE8 4 AL
Oundle,United Kingdom

Tristan Gooley is an adventurer, photographer, and an artist. His book, How to Read Water, unlocks the hidden secrets of the water and shares his experiences in natural environments around the world.

José Ovejero in conversation with Gareth Wood

May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books
400 Kingsland Road
London,E8 4AAUnited Kingdom

Join us to celebrate the publication of acclaimed Spanish novelist José Ovejero’s award-winning Inventing Love, his second novel to be translated into English. José will be in conversation with Gareth Wood. When Samuel receives a call out of the blue about the death of his lover Clara, his own numbing existence seems about to come to an end. Does it matter that he never knew Clara? And, if he invents a past for his love and his loss, could he…

Thessaloniki Book Fair

May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Thessaloniki International Exhibition
Egnatia 154
Thessaloniki ,546 36Greece

The Thessaloniki Book Fair -TBF is held every year at Thessaloniki International Exhibition and Congress Center HELEXPO to give all visitors the opportunity to explore aspects of contemporary publishing worldwide. The TBF, as a dynamic presence in the heart of the Mediterranean, at the cultural crossroads of Europe and the Balkans, gathers every year hundreds of publishers, writers, translators, literary agents, journalists, booksellers, librarians, institutions, bodies and organizations for the book from Greece, the Balkans, Western Europe, South-Eastern Mediterranean and…

Book World Prague

May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Prague Exhibition Grounds
67, 170 90 Praha 7
Czechia Prague,Czech Republic

Book World Prague is a wildly popular four-day event, with professional seminars and conferences, meetings with writers, author readings, presentations by publishers, and awards ceremonies for outstanding publishing and creative achievements. This year's event will feature over 128 exhibits including books, periodicals and journals, newspapers, and other publications.

Prague International Book Festival

May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Fügnerovo nám
2-Nové Město
Praha,120 00 Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s largest event for books, attended by exhibitors and guests from over 30 countries and regions of the world. Over four days visitors can familiarize themselves with practically every aspect of the Czech book industry, including antiquarian book sales.

Prishtina International Literature Festival

May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

polip is an international literature festival bringing together in Prishtina young writers from the region as well as from Europe. polip goes far beyond the frame of a literature festival and of a mere literary connection. It is about a wider understanding of the peace building and trust concepts in a particularly traumatized region and societies that agreed to live separately and heal their own traumas without an attempt to elaborate the traumatic past and without empathy for the Other. In this case, the field…

“Poetry Spring” – International Festival – Vilnius

May 14, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Vilnius ,Lithuania

“Poezijos pavasaris” (Poetry Spring) is an international poetry festival, taking place annually, organized by Lithuanian writers’ union and Writers’ club, since 1965. It features local Lithuanian poets as well as other international poets focusing on a variety of literary forms including poetry, translations and essays. Events take place in various locations in town.

Salone Internazonale del Libro Torino

May 18, 2017 - May 22, 2017
Lingotto Fiere
Via Spotorno, 29/A
Turin,10126 Italy

The International Book Fair is a 5-day event at the Lingotto Fiere in Turin, Italy, showcasing books, periodicals and journals & other publications, educational institutions and so on, in the book industry both in and outside the country.

Warsaw Book Fair

May 21, 2017
PGE Narodowy Stadium
aleja Poniatowskiego 1

Warsaw Book Fair promotes the creative works of publishers and the best booksellers from all round the world, with events, workshops and meetings, and is also used as a promotional platform. In past years, the fair had over 620 European exhibitors as well as over 360 well known authors in attendance. The premier event will host more than 650 events which include meetings with authors, conferences, workshops as well as seminars along with 128 events only for children.

Bookfest Int’l Book Fair 2017 – Bucharest

May 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Romexpo Complex
Bulevardul Mărăști 65-67

The Romanian Association of Publishers invites all those interested to register for the Bookfest International Book Fair, which will take place between 24-28 May at the Romexpo Complex in Bucharest, pavilions C1, C2, C3, C4, C5. Bookfest International Book Fair showcases various books on subjects such as art, economics and more, and publishing materials etc. in the Gifts & Handicrafts, Education & Training industries. Check back for programme soon.

Hay Festival

May 25, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Hay-on-Wye,WalesUnited Kingdom

Hay Festival was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain. It's huge. The program will be released in late spring, but previous speakers have ranged from Ian McEwan to ex-President Jimmy Carter to Grahm Swift.

Hay Festival, Kells-Ireland

May 25, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Kells Co Meath

This off-shoot of the world renowned Hay Festival in Wales, Hay Festival Kells is a celebration of literature, art, ideas, music, drama, history, debate, food and laughter, set in the town that is the spiritual home of the Book of Kells. Hay Festival Kells is a celebration of literature, music and culture. It's an energetic and heady mix of literature, poetry, music, comedy, cookery, fashion, animation, film and history. The essence of Hay is great writing from everywhere - from…

Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

May 30, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Lillehammer Town

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries. Its main focus is Norwegian contemporary literature and the interaction between literature and society.

Norsk Litteratur Festival – Norwegian Festival of Literature

May 30, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest literature festival in the Nordic region. Its main focus is Nordic contemporary literature and the interaction between literature and society. The festival has developed since 1995, and has a strong international lineup. In the end of May authors, literature and teeming crowds fill the streets of Lillehammer. The festival programme includes everything from meetings with authors, readings, debates, lectures, award ceremonies, art exhibitions, seminars, quizzes and other festivities. The objective is to…

Listowel Writers’ Week

May 31, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Listowel Writers’ Week
24 The Square
Listowel,Co. KerryV31 W535Ireland

Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel County Kerry.

Listowel Writers’ Week

May 31, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Listowel Writer’s Week
24 the Square
Listowel, County Kerry ,Ireland

Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel County Kerry. The Festival showcases, and provides access to writers who offer substantive artistic content and who offer guidance and inspiration to our diverse audiences. The Festival aims to promote the general good of the community, to advance education across all age groups, to develop work in connection with the arts,…

Lisbon Book Fair

June 1, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Parque Eduardo VII
Parque Eduardo VII

The Lisbon Book Fair is an annual fair held at the Eduardo VII Park. It is one of the oldest cultural festivals held in Portugal. The public can delight in reading through and buying old and rare volumes and take advantage of newly released books, author readings, and talks. Most of the books are in Portuguese but several stalls offer publications in English including original works and works in translation. Over 480,000 visitors each year browse through over 125 exhibitors…

Nice Festival du Livre

June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Jardin Albert I

Enjoy the Nice Festival du Livre from the 2nd to the 4th of June! It is one festival that takes place at 3 different sites: Bd Jean Jaurès:   Space Old Books Place Pierre Gautier (Saleya): Space General literature Place Courthouse: BD Space and Youth Hundreds of authors and publishers come to this book festival. Workshops, autographing and sundry other interactive events are organized, complemented by music performances. See more at: http://www.nice-tourism.com/en/nice-events/nice-book-festival.html#sthash.0JP42NaM.dpuf

Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas – Ireland

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Borris House
County Carlow,Ireland

The Festival of Writing and Ideas will mark its sixth year in 2017, promising a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing international minds from all over the world and inviting them to Borris Village for a few days. Many are writers, but artists, film-makers, political commentators, musicians, architects, and regular people who have experienced the extraordinary have also graced the stage at Borris. As a festival goer, your curiosity could lead you anywhere from the Syrian front-lines to…

Bloomsday Festival- Dublin, Ireland

June 11, 2017 - June 16, 2017
James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George's Street,
Dublin,Dublin 1Ireland

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, named after the novel's central character, Leopold Bloom. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8 am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One…

Silence Festival – Lisbon

June 30, 2017 - July 3, 2017
Cais do Sodré

Silence Festival is the festival of spoken word, written, designed, staged, sung to music, filmed and illustrated; merging literary forms with performing arts.

22nd Leukerbad International Literary Festival

June 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - July 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Leukerbad,Swiss Alps3954Switzerland

Roundabout three dozen authors from all over the world will present their works at the stunning and special locations all over Leukerbad. Literary walk on 29 June 2017 For a foretaste of the weekend, we invite you to join us again on the Thursday before the festival and stroll into the 22nd Leukerbad International Literary Festival. The literary walk from Sunnbüel (Kandersteg) to the Gemmipass will be accompanied by authors and a guide. The transfer of your luggage to Leukerbad…

Words and Music in Kajaani

July 5, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Kajaanin Runoviikko
Koskikatu 2
Kajaani,87200 Finland

“The eastern Finnish town of Kajaani hosts Finland’s longest-running and largest family-friendly festival dedicated to poetry, recitation and small-scale theatre.”

West Cork Literary Event Festival

July 14, 2017 - July 21, 2017
West Cork Music
13 Glengarriff Rd
Co. Cork,BantryIreland

Now an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar, the West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.  From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry readings and fringe events around the Chamber Music Festival, it has expanded into a varied and extensive programme of readings, talks and week-long workshops, growing more adventurous and imaginative with each year. We are delighted to bring the finest Irish and international literary…

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