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

Modern Gallery of AVU (Academy of Fine Arts)

U Starého Výstaviště 188

The building, originally constructed for the 1891 Provincial Jubilee Exhibition, was later adapted for the purposes of sculpture studios of the Academy’s professors: Vojtěch Hynais, Václav Brožík and Josef Václav Myslbek. From 1945 to date it has been used by AVU, since 2002 also as part of schools of restoration and graphic arts. It is accessible to public on rare occasions only.

Capacity: 80

Wheelchair accessible









PHOTO © Modern Gallery of AVU