Europe has a long tradition of utopian and dystopical novelists. ‘Utopia’ from the sixteenth century by Thomas More or ‘Brave New World’ from the twentieth century by Aldous Huxley. But what future do contemporary authors envision? Should literature alert us, congratulate us, or inspire us with hope?

Through talks, recitals and exchange, ten European writers explore utopian and dystopian mirrors for present-day society. Moderated by Isabel Sheridan and programmed by Veronica Baas, we’re proud to welcome:

Berit Glanz (DE) Supported by the Goethe-Institut

Dalilla Hermans (BE) Supported by Brakke Grond

Indrė Valantinaitė (LT) Supported by the Litouws Cultureel Centrum

Carmelo Rodríguez & Willy Lomana (ES) Supported by Instituto Cervantes 

Iuliana Alexa (RO) Supported by Institutul Cultural Român

Meelis Friedenthal (EE) Supported by the Estonian Embassy 

Franco Tirletti (IT) Supported by Istituto Italiano

Klára Vlasáková (CZ) Supported by the Czech Centre/Tsjechisch Centrum

Haska Shyyan (UA) Supported by the Ukrainian Embassy

Aafke Romeijn (NL) Supported by DutchCulture

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