For over ten years, the European Literature Network has been championing European literature in the United Kingdom. From incredible events bringing together authors, translators, readers and publishers from France to Georgia to the Low Countries, to our active and original website, the Riveter magazines celebrating the best writing from Poland to Romania, Switzerland and the Baltics, we are immensely proud of our achievements. We want to continue rolling out the red carpet for European Literature – and for this, we need your support.
From the outset, the goal of our director, Rosie (The Riveter) Goldsmith, was to promote ‘riveting’ writing from across Europe and to make it accessible to bookshops, universities, libraries and festivals – to everyone across the UK for free. For ten years we have achieved this. Then Brexit happened, Covid came and we lost our core funding, but we believe that never has ELNet’s positive and professional networking been more necessary. However, we can’t do this with empty coffers. In order to continue sharing and promoting Europe’s outstanding literature and culture in the UK in our unique way, to support our specialist team of ELNeters and to keep the United Kingdom’s connections with Europe strong and fruitful, we need money. There are still many Riveters to publish, new partners and contacts to meet, events to celebrate, and an abundance of new European writing to discover – the show must go on!
With your help, we can continue our work, as well as building on the all-important idea of networking – offering a space, physical and online, for authors, translators, readers and publishers from all over Europe to collaborate, to showcase their writing and share their love for literature.
We are therefore seeking donations and sponsors. We would be grateful for any donation, small or large, to help us to continue the work we are so passionate about – for you, for Britain and for Europe.