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Three new series launching in Trafika Europe Radio season three!

Announcing season three of Trafika Europe Radio!

Starting from Sunday 07 February 2021, we’re adding three new audio series to our weekly lineup:

*** Eco-Lit *** Works and wisdom from authors and poets in vital connection with our natural environment

*** Spotlighting the EU Prize for Literature *** Journey through European stories with past and present winners of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL)

*** French Forays *** Featuring literature from Europe’s French-speaking and related communities… and beyond!

…and we’re continuing the audio literary series you know and love from before: Bowery Poetry Speaks, Turkish Sofa, The Middle Ground, and Women in Translation!

Our livestream is running 24/7, and we’re adding more “literary music” from across Europe all the time. Tune in anytime, and you may find French or English folk music, Bulgarian or Romanian poetry + sound, Hungarian post-punk, Swiss-Romansch avant garde, Serbian rock, Galician or Valencian tunes, Slovene accordion music with poetry, Flamenco, Roma, Turkish, and so much more!

Plus, we’ll be hosting special festival events, radio theater performance, and more surprises!

To listen: trafikaeurope.org/go/radio

And here is our schedule for February 2021:

Please check our livestream page or Facebook for up-to-date scheduling and information!

And thanks for joining us on this ongoing adventure!

Munich Literature Festival

Munich Literature Festival

Munich celebrates the eleventh anniversary of its literary festival for 18 days this November. The Literature Festival in Munich consists of forums and authors, in association with the Munich Book Fair and the festival program of the Literaturhaus Munich with the market of independent publishers. The awards for the Geschwister-Scholl Prize and the LiteraVision television award will also be presented during the literature festival. The curator program forum reinvents itself every year with a new theme. It is designed by changing writers who set individual priorities in cooperation with Literaturhaus. For two and a half weeks, (inter-) national authors meet to explore non-fiction, literature, music, classics, thrillers, bookbinding, writing workshops and more.

European Literature Days 2020, New York

European Literature Days 2020, New York

Trafika Europe is so pleased to announce European Literature Days 2020, New York – a cooperation with cultural institutes in NYC variously to present new European authors and works – dropping a new audio podcast episode daily, 16-20 November – on Trafika Europe Radio!

To listen or subscribe to this series: https://www.trafikaeurope.org/podcast/european-literature-days

Up-to-date details on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/731125444421472

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Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival

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 Hollywood legend exchange views with political leaders?

Established in 1949, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is one of oldest literary events in the world – and with a feast of superstar speakers, an unrivalled setting at the heart of Cheltenham, and the chance to meet your favourite authors and characters – it’s certainly the most fun!

The Norwegian Festival of Literature

The Norwegian Festival of Literature

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.

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