Launched in October 2015, Literary Europe Live is a two-year project fostering and encouraging live literature programming that reflects the richness and diversity of the European literary landscape. LEuL also highlights and supports outstanding emerging literary talent and develops live and digital audiences for writing in translation.
Which festivals and literary organisations are part of Literary Europe Live? In this video some of the LEuL members speak about their festivals and events and what literature means to them. The interviews were filmed by CCCB at the first meeting of the platform members in Barcelona in November 2015.
Co-ordinated by Literature Across Frontiers from its base in the Mercator Institute at Aberystwyth University, the LEuL project brings together the following partners:
- Anadolu Kültür – Diyarbakir Art Centre, TR
- Bangor University, GB
- Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture, ES
- Biuro Literackie / Literary Bureau, PL
- Booktailors – Bookoffice, PT
- Croatian Writers’ Society HR
- Inizjamed, MT
- Kulturtreger / Booksa, HR
- Literaturwerkstatt, Berlin, DE
- Hay Festival of Literature & Arts, GB
- Oslo International Poetry Festival, NO
- Passa Porta – International House of Literature in Brussels, BE
- Petöfi Literary Museum, HU
- Slovenian Writers’ Association, SI
- Scottish Poetry Library, GB
Participating European festivals include the Berlin Poetry Festival (DE); the Festival of the European Short Story (HR), the Hay Festival of Arts and Literature (GB), Kosmopolis – Amplified Literature Festival (ES), Literatura em Viagem (PT), Passa Porta Festival (BE), North Wales International Poetry Festival (GB), Oslo International Poetry Festival and Oslo poesifilm (NO), Vilenica International Literary Festival (SI) and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival (DE). Other international festivals also cooperate with us, such as the Bookworm International Literary Festival in China.