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

Kateřina Tučková

Prose writer, curator. She was born in Brno in 1980, she studied Czech studies and history of arts at Masaryk University in Brno. She has prepared many exhibitions of contemporary Czech painting in the Czech Republic and abroad. She is an author of the writer Věra Sládková´s monograph and of three pieces of prose: Montespaniáda (2006), Vyhnání Gerty Schnirch (2010) and Žítkovské bohyně (2012). The publisher supplied the latest piece with the following abstract: “A fascinating story of a female soul, magic and a forgotten part of our history. High in the mountains of the White Carpathians, there have always lived women gifted with exceptional abilities. They could heal and help with any suffering, they could counsel when in troubles and they were said to foresee the future. They were called goddesses...”