Private: Writing for Change – Preview #2 Read My World

Can a writer’s words make a difference in Ukraine and Poland, two of Europe’s fastest changing countries? Together with the two young talented curators of Read My World 2016, journalist Laura Starink discusses the power of literature at Europe’s farthest eastern border.

Thu, 02 Jun • 17:00
De Balie - Salon


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 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.

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