EUNIC's European Literature Night 2019: The library

EUNIC's European Literature Night 2019: The library

European Literature Night, 12 European writers and OBA celebrate a great institution: the public library
Thursday 16 May 2019 19:00–Friday 17 May 2019 16:00

On 16 and 17 May EUNIC, the network of European national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in cultural activities,organises the European Literature Night 2019. It will celebrate the library, in collaboration with the OBA, which marks its 100th anniversary. Twelve writers and poets from all over Europe will talk of librarians and readers, about accidental encounters with books and people, about the first library they ever visited, about nostalgia for paper and dust, endless rows of books on shelves, the thrill of digital texts available world-wide. About the past and future of reading.

The programme takes place on Thursday evening 16 May at the Brakke Grond and on Friday afternoon 17 May at the OBA, Oosterdok. Famous international writers such as Marek Šindelka (Czech Republic), Almudena Grandes (Spain), Delphine Lecompte (Belgium) en Felicitas von Lovenberg (Germany) will present. Other participating authors are Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia), Lina Buividavičiūtė (Lithuania), Gandolfo Cascio (Italy), Andrei-Paul Corescu (Romania), Kerem Eksen (Turkey), Jannah Loontjens (The Netherlands), Jasim Mohamed (Sweden), Shumona Sinha (France) and Zoe Strachan (United Kingdom).

Date: Thursday 16 May, 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
Language: English
Tickets: €10, online €8,
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Date: Friday 17 May, 13:00 - 16:00
Location: OBA Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL, Amsterdam
Language: English
Free entrance, reservation preferred
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