Practically nowhere in the world can one find literature as important and influential as in today’s Eastern Europe. The region’s writers have been at the forefront of change for centuries, and they are all the more so today, what with the war in Ukraine and Poland’s turn to the right. But what is the power and potential of literature in these two countries while undergoing major political change?
Read my world selected two decisive and bold voices from the literary worlds of Ukraine and Poland, Iryna Vikyrchak Grzegorz Jankowicz, to step into the role of curators. Journalist Laura Starink will discuss with them the role of the writer. How does a young generation of writers react to a rapidly changing political landscape?
This programme will be in English.
The Read my world festival will take place on 6 – 8 of October, 2016, in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. It is dedicated to introduce the writers and literature of Poland and Ukraine.
ABOUT RE:CREATING EUROPE
On 1, 2, and 3 June 2016, artists and thinkers from all over Europe will come together in Amsterdam for ‘Re:Creating Europe’, the first Forum on European Culture. What are the cultural values that unite us? How can art and culture offer creative solutions for problems that seem to be splitting us apart? And how can European artists shape the future of Europe? With Rem Koolhaas, Chantal Mouffe, Benjamin Barber, Arnon Grunberg and many others.
Re:Creating Europe is an initiative of DutchCulture centre for international cooperation and De Balie.