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Programme of events for Prose Reading Festival 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Prose Reading Festival 2014 will be held throughout the first week of December. It is a unique event for writers and their readers.

This year’s festival will span December 2nd – 7th, gathering readers and their favourite writers in different places in Riga.

The opening event of the festival will take place at Koka Riga wood renovations centre at 18:00 December 2nd. Annual Prose Evenings will be held in NicePLace Mansards at 19:00 December 3rd. The evening event will be hosted by Valdis Sils. Participants include Madara and Agnese Rutkēviča, Zanda Tereško, Helga Tormane and Sandra Sabīne Jaundaldere.

On Thursday, there will be a special evening of stories at 19:00 in Zirgo Street Concert Hall, Old Riga. The evening will be hosted by Ivars Šteinbergs. Participants will include Sergejs Moreino, Laura Brokāne, Ineta Meimane, Toms Kreicbergs (writes in English with pen name Tom Crosshill), Nils Sakss and Uldis Rudaks.

On Friday, December 5th, Riga will be visited by writers from all over the world. They will gather in the Castle of Light and will be available at 18:00 as part of the Guest Evening event. Among the foreign guests are Finnish writer Olli Jalonen, German writer Nina George, American writer David Vann, Swedish writer Martina Montelius and Russian writer Yevgeniy Vodolazkin.

The festival will pick up the pace at the end of the week, offering three different events every day for young and old.

The first weekend event will be dedicated to the youngest readers. Pirmā pietura café will gather authors who write for children and those who still have their inner children. The event will take place at the café at 12:00 December 6th. The evening event will conclude with the second guest authors evening at 18:00 in the Castle of Light. Writers from all over Baltic States will gather there with their readers.

On Sunday, December 7th, there will be a special breakfast event titled – Prose Breakfast. This event will take place 12:00 at Andalūzijas suns café. This event will be hosted by journalist Māris Zanders. Participants will include Pauls Bankovskis, Jānis Rokpelnis, Svens Kuzmins, Sabīne Košeļeva, Daina Tabūna and Vilis Kasims.

At 15:00 December 7th there will be a special event organized in an unusual place to read prose: Galleria Riga shopping centre. The event will be hosted by Eva Eglāja Kristsone from the Literature, Folklore and Art Institute of the University of Latvia and will take place on the 6th floor. Participants include Ieva Plūme, Juris Zvirgzdiņš, Egīls Venters, Māra Svīre and Jānis Valks.

The final event of the festival will be dedicated to awards. The event will take place on Sunday, 18:00 in a new theatrical studio ‘3 Māsas’ located on Zirgu Street 1 (Old Riga).

All events of the festival are free of charge.


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