Passa Porta hosts its first Literary Europe Live event in Brussels in March 2016 with a series of seminars discussing the need and necessity of literature.
Over the course of four days (21-24 March), six established authors and eleven new voices from ten different countries will examine why writers feel compelled to write, why people read and how the author’s life experiences relate to the resulting literature.
Participants include Ash Erdoğan (Turkey), Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine), Neel Mukherjee (UK), Jeroen Olyslaegers (Belgium), Gustaaf Peek (Netherlands) and Cécile Wajsbrot (France).
Among the emerging writers are Sophie Divry (France), Kenan Görgün (Belgium), Nathalie Skowronek ( Belgium), Use Lahoz (Spain), Katja Petrowskaja (Denmark), Ida Hegazsi Høyer (Denmark/Netherlands), Rebekka De Wit (Nerthlands/Belgium), Karen Köhler (Denmark) Frederik Willem Daem (Belgium) and Wytske Versteeg (Netherlands).
For more information, see Passa Porta’s website.
This event is organised in cooperation with Literature Across Frontiers as part of the Literary Europe Live project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.