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

Club Avion

Heřmanova 25
Praha 7

It is located on the premises of a former synagogue in the Prague quarter of Bubny, hidden in the inner courtyard of residential buildings on the boundary of the Letná and Holešovice quarters. It ceased to be used for religious purposes after Heydrich’s prohibition in the early 1940s. At the time of the Communist regime, the synagogue building was used by the national enterprise called Komenium as a storage space. Its pleasant setting is known today primarily to viewers of the Czech TV talk show “Na plovárně” (At the Swimming Pool).

Capacity: 80

Wheelchair accessible







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