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Literary Events & Academic Courses Calendar

Tue. 5/14 7:00 PM European Literature Night Contemporary European literature at its best Explore the intersection between poetry and performance in the work of Latvian poet and visual artist Valts Ernstreits, Czech poet Olga Stehlikova and her musical collaborator Tomas Braun, and Estonian poet... more
Thu. 6/13 3:00 PM Elif Shafak - New Novel Elif Shafak: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World We are thrilled to welcome back award-winning British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak, to Asia House with her intensely powerful new novel (1 week after publication). 'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, ... more
Sat. 6/15 6:00 AM The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Weekend Pass A two-day taster of ?the greatest literary show on Earth? The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival returns for another packed two days of talks, ideas and music, as a taster of the world?s largest literary event which takes place in the Indian city of Jai... more
Sun. 6/30 12:00 PM https://www.bl.uk/events/shubbak-literature-festival-2019-full-day-pass The return of the festival of Arab culture Join a day of conversation and readings with writers from across the Arab world and diaspora. Le´la Slimani, Inaam Kachachi and many others explore contemporary Arab feminism, the rise of queer memoir and cre... more
Sun. 7/7 6:00 AM Chigozie Obioma in conversation and The Fishermen A double-bill of mythic Igbo traditions including a staged reading and a conversation with Chigozie Obioma Man Booker shortlisted novelist Chigozie Obioma discusses his writing, Igbo mythology and stories of the everyday. In a conversation with readin... more
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