Read My World is the international literature festival of Amsterdam. Going beyond the commonplace, Read My World explores the boundaries between literature and journalism, between here and there – and draws attention to everything in between. 

A wide range of poets, novelists, artists and activists will visit the Read My World festival in fall to show and celebrate the contemporary voices and faces of literature and the arts in Turkey. Our curators selected Sema Kaygusuz, Ali Duran Topuz, Karin Karakaşlı, Cem Sorguç, Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Murat Uyurkulak, Seray Şahiner and Enis Akın to be part of the festival on 11, 12 and 13 October 2018.

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Read My World is a Amsterdam-based literary initiative offering a platform to new international literary developments. This is achieved through an international visitors’ program, a website and a festival.

Read My World challenges Dutch and international authors to explore the borders between literature and (research) journalism. Each year, the platform inspects a different region and asks local curators to introduce writers and poets who can tell us stories beyond the superficiality of day-to-day news.

Read My World 2016

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