One night – many experiences: public readings of contemporary literature performed by well known personalities at attractive and unusual venues in cities across Europe.

 

European Literature Night builds on the concept of literature being a unique creative medium which embraces the voices of individuals along with the values of the society they live in. The umbrella project “European Literature Nights 2012 – 2014” aims to bring contemporary European literature to the general public in an innovative way through a series of public readings and accompanying events. Supported by a grant from the Culture Programme of the European Union, the project partners hope to deliver high level of impact to their audiences. Although it is Brno, Bucharest, Dublin, Lisbon, Vilnius, Prague and Wroclaw who are jointly co-organizing the project “ELN 2012 – 2014”, the other partner cities where Literature Night already took root are of no lesser importance for the event’s development.

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Ričardas Gavelis

Ričardas Gavelis (1950–2002) byl litevským prozaikem, dramaturgem a publicistou. Jako spisovatel debutoval v roce 1976. Ještě za dob Sovětského svazu napsal skandální román Vilniaus pokeris (Vilniuský poker), který vyšel ve velkém nákladu až roku 1989 a stal se symbolem obnovené litevské literatury. Gavelis byl velmi plodným spisovatelem a až do své předčasné smrti vydával novou prozaickou knihu každé 1-2 roky. Českému publiku je tento autor představen poprvé.

FOTO © Algimantas Aleksandravičius