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On 16 and 17 May celebrates The Night of European Literature, the library in collaboration with the OBA.

Detail Summary
Start date 16 May 2019
End date 17 May 2019
Time 19:00

Twelve writers and poets from all over Europe will engage in conversations about accidental meetings with books and peoples, about the first time that they visited a library, about the nostalgic desire for paper, dust and the endless shelves with books; about the internet as a place where maybe all the texts once will accessible. About the future and the past of reading. 

The authors will be present at the OBA on Friday 17 May from 13:00 – 16:00. The Public Library in Amsterdam celebrates its 100th Birthday and during this afternoon there are interviews and workshops, with students of the UvA and other readers. Take part in a workshop ‘translating Poetry’, go into a speed date with an author of your choice, practice your interview techniques, or take part in a discussion about reading as a way to handle a difficult political past, or about the rise of global reading culture.

Discussions and workshops with Eric Metz, Suze van der Poll, Guido Snel

The night of the European literature is organised by EUNIC, the European Union National Institutes for Culture. In collaboration with the European Commission and ACES, Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. 

The event on May 16 at the OBA is free, but please do register.