European Literature Festival on Regional Tour

European Literature Festival reaches beyond London and presents events across England

 

DORTHE NORS IN CHICHESTER
Monday 9 May 2016, 7 pm

Dorthe Nors talks to students at the university which hosts Thresholds, Home of the International Short Story Forum.

Chichester University
College Ln, Chichester PO19 6PE
Admission free
More info: +44 1243 816000, www.chi.ac.uk

 

EUROPEAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN NEWCASTLE
Tues 10 May 2016, 6.30 pm

A special literature in translation event is taking place as part of New Writing North’s Newcastle book group in May. Gabriela Babnik, from Slovenia, will be discussing her third novel, Dry Season, which received the European Union Prize for Literature. Joining her will be Jaap Robben from the Netherlands, who will talk about his debut novel You Have Me to Love, which won the 2014 Dutch Booksellers Award. It has sold almost 30,000 copies in the Netherlands, and is soon to be made into a film. The event will be chaired by journalist Caroline Beck.

Members of the other New Writing North book groups are welcome to attend the event.

The Carriage
Archbold Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1DB
Admission free
Booking: peter@newwritingnorth.com

 

EUROPEAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN BIRMINGHAM
Tues 10 May 2016, 6.30 pm

Come and hear readings and conversation from Danish novelist and short-story writer, Dorthe Nors; Bulgarian writer and dramatist Alek Popov; and Ruth Gilligan, best-selling Irish novelist and journalist, currently teaching at the University of Birmingham. The event will be chaired by Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands, Jonathan Davidson.

Birmingham Waterstones
24-26 High St, Birmingham B4 7SL
Admission free
Bookings: +44 121 633 4353, birmingham@waterstones.com

 

AN EVENING AT THE BOOKSHOP KIBWORTH WITH PRIZE-WINNING FLEMISH AUTHOR PETER VERHELST
Fri 13 May 2016, 6:30pm
Peter Verhelst will talk to guests about his latest book The Man I Became over a glass of wine, followed by a Q&A session and book-signing. The Man I Became is published by Peirene Press, and the Leicestershire-based Bookshop Kibworth is currently Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year. The evening with Peter Verhelst also marks the opening event of Kibworth Book Festival, which runs until the end of June.
The event is free, but booking a place on the guest list essential.

The Bookshop Kibworth
52 High Street, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 0HQ
Admission free
Bookings: 0116 2791121, info@thebookshopkibworth.com

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