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29 · 11 · 2017

Writers Without Borders in Riga

Writers Without Borders – The Multiple Faces of Contemporary European Literature

Writers Without Borders

November 30th Writers Without Borders takes place in Riga. It is an inspiring literary event which invites the Latvian audience to meet five exciting bicultural European writers. The participants are, Geeti Amiri (DK), Mike Collier (UK), Zinaida Lindén (FI), Abbas Khider (DE) and Emmanuel Vilsaint (FR). They will share their stories and experiences and will answer to the public’s questions. This event is organized by the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Latvia together with the Festival Prozas Lasijumi and with the support of the European Commission representation in Latvia.


Dedicated to literature, Writers Without Borders brings to Latvia five European authors with a migration background. Some of them have migrated themselves, some belong to families with roots in different countries than the ones they live in. Therefore these writers all have to deal with biculturalism. To dive deeper into their stories and to understand how this twofold cultural identity influences their works, EUNIC-Latvia, in cooperation with the literary Festival Prozas Lasijumi, invites every one interested in Literature and, more widely, curious people to a series of discussions. Hosted by the renowned journalist, Ansis Bogustovs, these discussions will give us an insight into the personal and professional journeys of these writers. It will be a unique opportunity to discover their writing process and to discuss what their bicultural identity means to them.


Who is EUNIC-Latvia? British Council / Danish Cultural Institute / Goethe-Institut / French Institute / Latvian Institute / Nordic Council


What is EUNIC Latvia doing? The EUNIC network works at building trust and understanding between the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world through culture. It brings unique European arts & culture in Latvia.


Event: Writers Without Borders, Date: 30.11.17, Time: 17.30, Place: Nice Place, Riga