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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St. Clement’s Church

Praha 7

The oldest extant church building on the territory of Prague 7. The first references to it date from 1234. At the beginning of the 17th century the church was destroyed by fire, but in 1659–1677 it was rebuilt in early Baroque style. Owing to its insufficient capacity a decision was taken in late 19thcentury to build a larger church, namely St. Anthony’s, on Strossmayer Square (consecrated in 1914). St. Clement’s Church is today part of its parish.

Capacity: 70















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