Literary Europe Live

Project area
Books and Reading / Literary Translation 
Slovene Writers’ Association (partner) 
Project lead
Aberystwtyth University (UK) 
Creative Europe (2014 -2020) - Culture / European platforms 2015
EU funding
455.425,56 EUR (1. leto); 500.000,00 EUR (2. leto)

LEULMembers: AnadoluKültür – Diyarbakir Art Centre (TR), North Wales International Poetry Festival / Bangor University (UK), Kosmopolis Festival / Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (ES), BiuroLiterackie – Literary Bureau (PL), Booktailors – Bookoffice (PT), Festival of European Short Story / Croatian Writers’ Society (HR), Hay Festival of Literature & Arts (UK), Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival / Inizjamed (MT), Kulturtreger / Booksa (HR), Poetry Days and Prose Readings / Latvian Literature Centre (LV), Berlin Poetry Festival / Literaturwerkstatt (DE), Oslo International Poetry Festival (NO), PassaportaFestival / PassaportaHouse of Literature (BE), Petöfi Literary Museum (HU), Scottish Poetry Library (UK), Društvo slovenskih pisateljev (SI)

Project duration: 1. 10. 2015–30. 9. 2017
EU support (2-year): 455.425,56 EUR (1st year); 500.000,00 EUR (2nd year)

Literary Europe Live (LEUL), led by the UK-based European platform Literature Across Frontiers (LAF), is a new project selected for funding under the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Slovene Writers’ Association is among the sixteen member organisations from thirteen countries participating in the project.

Through the Literary Europe Live project the Literature Across Frontiers Platform will:
– create a forum for debate of shared European topics;
– foster the development and recognition of emerging literary creators by providing them with international opportunitiesand highlighting the most outstanding talent in all genres;
– develop a quality label to recognize Europe-wide programming andinnovative dissemination of European literary works;
– cooperate with a range of partners including the organisers of book fairs, literary festivals, national bodies promoting literature and supporting translation, and the organisers of the European Union Prize for Literature, to present European writing in all its diversity to audiences across Europe and beyond, and to give professionals working in the field of literature opportunities to share ideas, experiences and information.
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