European Literature Night 2016 in Edinburgh. May Friday 13th 2016

For the second year running The Enemies Project curates European Literature Night 2016 on behalf of UNESCO Edinburgh City of Literature.

Event One: 5pm - 6.30pm at North Edinburgh Arts Centre
Performances from selected poets involved in European Literature Night.

Event Two: 8pm-10.30pm at Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre
Performances from European and local to Edinburgh poets followed by a specially commissioned collective performance.

ELN Edinburgh presents the best and brightest of a new generation of avant-garde and literary poets from over a dozen countries across Europe featuring (to be confirmed):

Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir (Iceland), Nurduran Duman (Turkey), Billy Ramsell (Ireland), Alessandro Burbank (Italy), Alexander Filyuta (Russia / Germany), Christdoulos Makris (Ireland / Cyprus), Efe Duyan (Turkey) and more.

with supporting readings by Edinburgh based poets.Curated by Colin Herd, Theodora Danek and SJ Fowler.

Edinburgh's UNESCO European Literature Night - May Thursday 14th 2015

Celebrating European literature in Edinburgh, UNESCO City of Literature
Over 30 poets - 5 events - One night

European Literature Night 2015 wias a groundbreaking evening of live contemporary literature, embedding itself in the architecture of the city of Edinburgh, inclusive of the cross cultural brilliance of many European nations and the local literary scene, and taking in both cutting edge collaborative and performance practise. Four simultaneous events took place in the early evening of Thursday May 14th, with solo readings from some of Europe, and Edinburgh's, best at each, before all poets and audiences congregated at Summerhall for the epic finale of the night, with nearly a dozen pairs of poets presenting brand new Camarade collaborations. All events were at capacity and the night featured new works from the likes of Eduard Escoffet (Barcelona), Martin Bakero (Paris) Jorg Piringer, Esther Strauss (Vienna), Ann Cotten (Berlin), Tomasz Mielcarek (Poland) and Colin Herd, Iain Morrison and Graeme Smith (Edinburgh), amongst many others.

The finale at Summerhall: European Literature Camarade

at the Sutton gallery on 20th century art:

Curated by Colin Herd.


Curated by SJ Fowler & the Enemies project, in partnership with Ryan Van Winkle, Graeme Smith, Iain Morrison & Colin Herd. 

Supported by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, Austrian Cultural Forum, The Polish Cultural Institute.