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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…

Tampere Theatre Festival

August 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Tampereen Teatterikesä
Tullikamarin aukio 2

This spectacular event is one of Europe’s most important festivals of theatre, serving as a display window for the finest productions in Finnish and international theatre. The top class festival program will include new drama, modernized classics, dance theatre, contemporary circus and street theatre.    

Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 12, 2017 - August 28, 2017
Charlotte Square Gardens
Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh,ScotlandUnited Kingdom

Each summer Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh is transformed into a tented village for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This three week celebration of the written word is the largest of its kind in the world. Entry to the gardens is free. Here visitors can soak up the atmosphere, browse the bookshops, enjoy refreshments from the cafe or bar and choose from a programme of over 800 events. Many events are free to attend, including daily readings,…

Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 12, 2017 - August 28, 2017
Charlotte Square Gardens
Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh,ScotlandUnited Kingdom

Every August, Edinburgh's tranquil Charlotte Square Gardens transform into a huge tented village dedicated to all things literary. Founded in 1983, the city’s book festival hosts around 800 speakers a year, from bestselling authors to debut novelists and performance poets. Children’s workshops and storytelling sessions entertain fledgling bookworms, while grown-ups can be inspired by Nobel Prize winning scientists and writers.   More information and line-up will be announced in June.  

Charroux Literary Festival

August 24, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Takes place over three days in the town of Charroux in the Poitou-Charentes, with its medieval architecture and Abbey. The Festival attracts French and English speaking authors, poets, publishers and readers. The programme will include keynote speakers, author panels, a range of workshops covering drama, writing, literature, poetry, author book promotions and readings, book launches, and a Salon de Literature. There will be a Festival Bookshop and much more! Some confirmed highlights include readings and discussion by international authors James Vance, Barbara…

Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival

August 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Piazza d’armi
St Elmo Pl
Valletta,Island of MaltaVLT 1741Malta

The 2017 edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival will take place from 24 to 26 August in Fort St Elmo. Authors come from around the word and all talks take place in Maltese and/or English. Don't miss the opportunity to also hear works in their original languages. Last year's authors came from all around the world such as Malta, France, Spain, Iran, Turkey and more! Don't miss the chance to experience this festival that celebrates European and non-European cultures…

Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Cape Clear Storytelling Festival
Richmond, Glanmire Co.

Cape Clear is Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island situated 8 miles off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork. The stunning scenery, folklore and uniqueness of the island’s flora and fauna truly make Cape Clear a place apart. The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 23rd year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year we invite some of the most accomplished tellers from around the world, and also…

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival

September 6, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Nordic House
Sturlugata 5, 101

One of the main literary events in Northern Europe, with lively local and international author readings, interviews, discussions and so much more

Lviv International Literary Festival

September 13, 2017 - September 17, 2017

The Lviv International Literature Festival is Ukraine’s largest and only literature festival, one of the most popular festivals in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of the Festival: the development of literature, art and cultural traditions of peoples of different countries, creating the best conditions for full dialogue Ukrainian and foreign literature, to promote the overcoming of isolation of Ukrainian literature from European and global cultural processes propaganda achievements of the Ukrainian literature in Ukraine and abroad, represent the Ukrainian public brightest authors…

Göteborg Book Fair, Sweden, 28 September – 1 October

September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Bok & Bibliotek
Mässans Gata 10
Göteborg,SE-412 94Sweden

“Bildung and Cultivation” will be the main theme for the 2017 Göteborg Book Fair. Finnish literature will also play a prominent part in conjunction with Finland’s centennial as an independent nation. Bildung is a subject that ties into our most important task: to spread knowledge of, and interest in, reading and literature, both to the general public as well as to all those who work with inspiring, guiding and educating others. The concept has many layers of meaning. Yet regardless…

Frankfurt Book Fair – Frankfurter Buchmesse

October 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327
Frankfurt am Main,60327 Germany

Guest of Honor: France The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.   OPENING HOURS FOR PRIVATE VISITORS Opening hours on the weekend: Saturday, 14 October 2017: 9 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. Sunday, 15 October 2017: 9 a.m. until 5.30 p.m.

European Literature Days – Austria

November 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Schloss Spitz
Schlossgasse 5

In the unique ambiance of Wachau, Europe’s literary protagonists meet in autumn for a weekend of discussions, networking and presentations as well as to gain deeper insights into European literature. The European Literature Days comprise a symposium with invited and accredited participants. The focus is on themes chosen annually and presented by the Observatory for European Contemporary Literature, as well as public readings and discussions with European writers, film screenings and concerts. The programme includes workshops and readings for a…

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