Fourth International Literature Festival Odessa
September 28, 2019 - October 1, 2019
The Festival aims to underscore the cultural charisma and international character of the city and to contribute to strengthening its connections with other cultural metropolises in Europe and on other continents. The Festival’s program will express this with its international character, which will in no way be restricted to (but will include) accents on Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region; rather – like the festivals in Switzerland and Berlin headed by Hans Ruprecht and Ulrich Schreiber.
Authors from Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, France, Canada, the USA, Mexico, and India will attend and read their texts.
Along with purely literary events, there will also be events for political discussions devoted to European and non-European themes.
The Festival is bilingually designed: foreign authors’ texts will be read in their original languages and in Ukrainian translation. The talks will be simultaneously or consecutively translated.
The main part of the program will be held in the Literature Museum. Other events will take place at the Odessa Regional Puppet Theatre, the State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Hotel Londonskaya.
The Festival will receive organizational support from a local committee.