European Literature Days 2015: The Migrants

“True art is not an indulgence, but a fundamental defence of humanity. We seem condemned to forget, to learn and to forget this truth. Each time we do, some of us die”“, writes A.L. Kennedy in her stirring opening lecture that she will give on 23 October 2015 in Spitz an der Donau.

The opening will take place on 22 October at Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche.

From 22 to 25 October 2015, European writers and literature experts meet in the unique ambiance of Wachau (in Krems and Spitz a.d. Donau) for a weekend of networking, discussion and explorations of European literature. The Migrants is the headline theme for the European Literature Days 2015.

Leading and well established European writers such as A.L. Kennedy, Najem Wali, Iman Humaydan, Jamal Mahjoub, Ilma Rakusa, Atiq Rahimi, Lena Gorelik and Marguerite Abouet are participating in the symposium and public readings.

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