Prague Writer’s Festival

Events — By Jacy Meyer on April 11, 2011 at 4:15 am

The best from the literary world comes to Prague April 16-20 for a week of intriguing discussion and exploration. The Prague Writer’s Festival is an excellent way to explore well-known authors from the world over, as well as meet some lesser known, but still influential ones.

Every year, organizers pick at theme – this year it is “Some like it hot,” and featured writers will be from Greece, Iraq and Turkey. Some interesting names appear on the author list: Don DeLillo, Junot Diaz, Derek Walcott and Saadi Yousef, among many others.

The week is a mix of discussions, signings and readings. Among the more interesting topics; Junot Diaz, Tomas Kafka, Constantine Kokossis and Saadi Yousef discuss “How hot was the cold war?” and “The master determines the definition of words” with Michel DeGuy, Nedim Gursel and Werner Lambersy.

Some of the readings are free, and tickets for the rest of the events range from 100-300 CZK. For a complete program, please check the festival’s website. Many of the events are held at Nova Scena and tickets to everything on tap can be purchased at the theater’s box office.

Photo courtesy of Prague Writer’s Festival (pictured is Junot Diaz)


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