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Night of Literature – Europe between the lines 2010

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Examples of works by contemporary European authors, unique experiences from public readings and the magical atmosphere of Mala Strana – this will all be on offer to visitors during the fourth year of the Night of Literature, which will take place on 12 May 2010 in Prague.

The modernised attic of the freshly opened Malostranska Beseda, the Ledeburg Gardens, Museum Kampa or the Joef Sudek Studio will all come alive. Several areas that are not usually open to the public will be opened specially for this occasion. Celebrities from the Czech cultural scene will also take part in the Night of Literature project, which is organised by the Czech Centres. Visitors will hear examples read for instance by actors Jiří Langmajer, Miroslav Táborsky, Martha Issova, Jan Budař or writer Jaroslav Rudiš.
The exhibition titled Board Book Play by Petr Nikl and Ondřej Smeykal, which is conceived as an uninterrupted workshop, will be an accompanying event.

The whole project, offering original presentation of contemporary literature at attractive sites in connection with a unique atmosphere, is realised by the Czech Centres in cooperation with the Prague Association of Foreign Cultural institutes EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). The cultural institutes and cultural departments of foreign embassies representing the following seventeen European countries in Prague will participate in the Night of Literature: Belgium – Flanders, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Austria, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain. Each country will present the work of one of its authors in a new translation into Czech.

Within the scope of the Night of Literature 2010 project there will also be a presentation of Czech literature in dialogue with world literatures in other European cities, such as London, Rome, Warsaw, Madrid or Haag.
Author: Petra Hubálková
Added: 07.05.2010

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