On this page we list upcoming  events in literature and the arts set to take place in Central Eastern Europe. If you to alert us to an upcoming event of this kind, please send an email to panel.editors@gmail.com  

Panel magazine launch \ Budapest Friday Night Stories readings # 4

May 11, 2018

Massolit Books and Café

Budapest, Nagy Diófa u, 30

The launch party of Panel issue # 1 will be followed by readings from  Budapest Friday Night Stories. Everyone is welcome. The admission is free. More info on participants and readers will be available shortly. Please check the Panel website and our Facebook page for updates.   

Bratislava Book Festival, BraK

May 17-20, 2018

The theme of the 5th Bratislava book festival (BRaK) is “Languages of the Book”. This means that the guest list includes both international and local writers, who play with the language in a myriad of ways. BRaK is also serves as a platform for independent and major publishers, illustrators, young and recognized authors.

More information at http://brakfestival.sk/

Tbilisi International Book Fair

May 31 – June 3, 2018

Tbilisi International Book Fair has been held since 1997 and, over the years, gained a reputation. A rapidly increasing number of participants and visitors has become a hallmark of the festival, and, while the fair attracts more and more of the writing world's attention, its aim remains the same – to promote reading and writing  in the Georgian language, and to establish the Georgian book market in the international scene.

More here at http://www.gpba.ge/new/16/

The Milosz Festival

June, 7-10, 2018

Krakow, Poland

The Milosz Festival celebrates poetry in all its forms, while its sister platform,OFF Mi?osz, will focus especially on independent and experimental poetic works. Among participants of this year's festival are such names as Hera Lindsay Bird (New Zealand), Rudka Zydel (Poland), Grigory Semenchuk (Ukraine), Rados?aw Jurczak (Poland), Georgina Wilding (Great Britain), Mark Pajak (Great Britain), Kira Pietrek (Poland), Nathan Curnow and Geoffrey Williams (Australia). The guest of honor will be Tyehimba Jess, an American poet and Pulitzer Prize winner. The program of OFF Milosz is set to include magazine launches, poetry slams, and writing workshops.
More here, at http://krakowcityofliterature.com/ring-the-alarm-off-milosz-is-announced/

Jazz in the Park Festival

June 21 – July 1, 2018


This year's festival will last for 11 days and will host a dozen famous bands from around the world. The venues of the festival are pretty amazing – the courtyard of the Art Museum of Cluj, Hungarian Opera and the city's huge Central Park. This open-air summer jazz promises to be something spectacular. More here  https://www.jazzinthepark.ro/en/j

Lviv International Literature Festival

September, 12-18, 2018

The Lviv International Literature Festival is the only literary festival in Ukraine that has steadily climbed in its international reputation since beginning in 1997. The festival creates ideal conditions for promoting Ukrainian writers in the West and for hosting international writers and exposing them to a Ukrainian audience. Apart from literature, the festival lends its platform to other forms of art, including the experimental, and to alls kinds of cultural initiatives. This may be the reason why festival guests include not only writers, poets and artists, but also cultural activists, scientists, and translators from all over the world.

More here, at http://bookforum.ua/

Vilenica Literary Festival

September 4-9, 2018, Slovenia

The Vilenica International Literary Festival, a gathering of poets, prose writers, dramatists and essayists, that takes place annually in Lipica and at other venues in Slovenia. The six day event includes numerous  literary readings, discussions, presentations, a book fair and even the Vilenica International Literary Prize, to be given to a Central European author for outstanding achievement in literature or essay writing.

More at https://vilenica.si/en/about-vilenica/