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.

partner cities

The highlighted cities are the main organizers of the project "European Literature Nights 2012 - 2014":


Wednesday, 2013, 05.15., 6:30 pm

Modeled on the Prague Literature Night which opens the book fair Svět knihy / Book World (16. -29. 05. 2013) - the largest Czech literary event (this year already for the 4th time) also the literature evening in Vienna celebrates the contemporary poetry. The reading spectacle Prague Literature Night, initiated by the Czech Centres presents every year in many European capitals at the same time the international contemporary authors. The readings take place at different venues - mostly places not usually connected with the literature.

In cooperation with Czech Ministry of Culture and with the Club Czech Book. Special thanks go to the Café Province providing the location!