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Letture d’Estate at Castel S. Angelo

June 20, 2019 - September 1, 2019

The gardens of Castel S. Angelo host Letture d’Estate, a programme of “summer readings along the river and among the trees”, with free cultural events and children’s activities each day from 10.00 until 01.30. Dedicated to books and reading, the programme includes more than 850 events including meetings, readings, music, games, performances and film screenings. The festival will also raise funds for Peter Pan Onlus, the Rome charitable association which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, whose…

West Cork Literary Festival

July 12, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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…

Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 10, 2019 - August 26, 2019

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland’s capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997. Throughout its history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In its first year the Book Festival played host to just 30 ‘Meet the Author’ events.…

Annual Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019

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 24th 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…

37th Annual Catalan Book Week

September 6, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Celebrating the works of old and new authors, Catalan Book Week reinforces and strengthens the links between Catalan authors, publishers and readers. Organised around five main stages set up on the square in front of the cathedral, there are more than 200 activities on offer with something for everyone. From talks to book recitals to live performances, this is a five-day literature extravaganza, with free entry for all.

Festival of World Literature

September 8, 2019 - September 9, 2019

The Festival of World Literature will be recognized as the main literary and cultural event in Zagreb and Split and as one of the most prominent cultural festivals in Croatia. Based on a rich literary scene, the Festival will continue to promote books, authors and readers, as well as interdisciplinarity and linkage to the tradition of literary talks with innovative approaches and the use of new media and technology. The Mission of the World Literature Festival is the creation of a…

Berlin International Book Festival 2019

September 11, 2019 - September 21, 2019

During eleven days the International Literature Festival Berlin presents new prose and poetry by contemporary authors from all over the world. Since 2001 the International Literature Festival takes place every year in September in Berlin. It focuses on the development of international prose and lyric poetry. During the festival writers from all over the world are in Berlin to present their work to lovers of literature. All texts are read in the original language, interpreters translate the pieces into German.…

26th Lviv Book Forum and 14th Internat’l Literature Festival

September 18, 2019 - September 22, 2019

The Lviv International Literature Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Ukraine. It is Ukraine’s largest and the only one literature festival, one of the most popular festivals in Central and Eastern Europe. Lviv International Literature Festival has taken place since 1997, since 2001 with foreign participation, and since 2006 – as a full-scale International Literary Festival within the framework of Lviv International Bookfair. The aim of the Festival: the development of literature, art and cultural traditions…

Bloody Scotland

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new and established to the stage with always enthusiastic attendees who make the festival every bit as much as the writers do. Priding ourselves as the literary festival where you can let down your hair and…

Göteborg Book Fair

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The Göteborg Book Fair is the most important event in Scandinavia for people in the book business. It is also a manifestation of arts and culture, a four-day long literary festival, a tribute to freedom of expression and a place for readers and writers to meet and celebrate the power of stories. Started in 1985 as a conference for librarians with 5,000 visitors the first time, the fair now gathers about 95,000 teachers, librarians and book lovers every year.

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,…

Narberth Book Fair 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

The Book Fair, the inspired brain-child of author Judith Barrow in 2013, began life in St Mary’s Church House, in Tenby as the first event of the Tenby Arts Festival.  It has grown, year by year, ever more successful, with more and more authors eager to participate, so that now we need bigger premises and longer hours and we have found the ideal home in the Queen’s Hall in Narberth, with ample room for book stalls, talks, and workshops. The fair offers a…

Dromineer Literary Festival 2019

October 3, 2019 - October 8, 2019

The Dromineer Literary Festival has become well known and much loved as a friendly and intimate event and the location, on the banks of Lough Derg, certainly contribute to its charm. Although called a literary festival, the events are more wide-ranging than this suggests, encompassing visual arts, film, crafts, and music. There are poetry and short story competitions and also special workshops for secondary school students. It’s impossible to ignore the mighty Shannon River when you are in Dromineer, and…

Cheltenham Literature Festival

October 4, 2019 - October 13, 2019

For ten days every Autumn Cheltenham is transformed into a literary lover’s dream as we welcome over 600 of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to help us celebrate the joy of the written word. Alongside a programme of nearly 500 debates, interviews and workshops, we also host Book It! our festival within a festival for families and young readers. Where else could you see the Gruffalo rub shoulders with an award-winning novelist, or a…

XIX International Celebration Lake Orta: Poetry on the Lake

October 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - February 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am

This British-run festival celebrates poetry with readings, discussions, workshops, dance and music taking place in a myriad of locations around the lake, both on land and on water. The lake’s seductive and intimate setting attracts poets from the world over, who come to experience and share their work in one of Italy’s most charming locations.

PENfro Book Festival 2019

October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019

The PENfro Book Festival is an annual event celebrating the quality and diversity of writing in Wales today, recognising the contribution of local publishers and booksellers, and encouraging more people to enjoy the wealth of books Wales offers. Held in the glorious setting of Rhosygilwen in Pembrokeshire, the festival aims to be friendly, informal and inviting to everyone from the casual to the most avid reader.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18, 2019 - October 31, 2019

The 31st SISF celebrates old traditions and new connections, showcasing how music, dance and story communicate shared experiences that are ‘Beyond Words’. Canada and Scotland have closely interwoven identities and histories, so SISF is delighted to headline ‘Canada-Scotland: Coast to Coast’ for its International Exchange, thanks to Festivals Expo support. In this UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, First Nation and Scottish tradition bearers will share their story, dance and song inheritance, while contemporary narratives of exile, migration and cultural…

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