We’re so pleased to share the news: Trafika Europe is introducing a European literary events calendar, as a free service for literary events in, from and about the 47 Council of Europe countries — basically the whole continent of Europe — accessible to English-language speakers. You can find this calendar right here.
“We want to help reinforce the idea of a culturally open Europe, of interconnected languages, cultures and literary communities,” says Trafika Europe director Andrew Singer. “This free Calendar is our way to help build greater community through literary events in and from Europe. We hope to encourage more literary tourism, and offer this new, shared platform where local organizers can reach a wide international audience in English language for their events.”
It’s a bit startling at first, to perceive Europe in this way. The Calendar is flexible, including a Month View, Map View and Photo View. Events can also narrowed by type, date, and location — city or country.
Trafika Europe also provides an interface for adding events to the calendar — these can be literary events in Europe, or events outside Europe involving European writers and literature. Every event you enter is curated by Trafika Europe staff before posting to the calendar.
To see more of this great new European Literary Events Calendar in action, and how to upload your event, we invite you to watch this brief (3-minute) video introduction:
If you have any questions about using this free Calendar service, please email: [email protected]