Authors’ Reading Month is a Central European literary festival held since the year of 2000, involving four countries as of now (Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia). The festival is organized by Czech publishing house Větrné Mlýny.
In 2017, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and Writers’ House supported and facilitated Georgia’s presence as the Guest of Honour at Authors’ Reading Month festival.
31 Georgian authors have already participated in the festival. Their texts have been translated into the Czech, Slovakian, Polish and Ukrainian languages.
155 events in five cities (Brno and Osrava (Chech Republic); Koshiche (Slovakia); Wroclaw (Poland); Lvov (Ukraine)) of four European countries were held in the framework of Authors’ Reading Month. Authors were presented in front of large audiences at reading evenings; there they met readers, journalists, publishers, translators, and other people involved in the literary process. Each event was dedicated to one the reading of one Georgian and One Czech, Slovakian, Polish or Ukrainian.
During the festival, 16 authors in collaboration with another writer or poet participated in the radio tour; independent directors made short, 8-12-minute films about 16 previously ed authors.