Festival of the European Short Story

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Festival of the European Short Story
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Time Out says

Founded in Zagreb in 2002, the Festival of the European Sort Story has in recent years become a two-city festival, a significant chunk of which is hosted by Rijeka. Featuring leading writers from all over the world (and not just the Old Continent), it’s an outstanding opportunity to get to grips with the international short-story scene. It’s nothing if not accessible: there is often a significant contingent of English-language writers; and writers in other languages usually have their stories translated into English (and projected onto a screen behind the stage) for the benefit of an international audience. There will also be question-and-answer sessions with some of the bigger literary stars. With all events conducted in an informal mingle-friendly atmosphere, it’s a wonderful counterpoint to some of the more formal literary festivals elsewhere in the world.

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