New York City First Ever European Literature Night

Join us on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 7-10pm at the Bohemian National Hall  of the Czech Center in New York City to celebrate  the European Literature night.

This night brings the spirit of European Cafe culture to New York City, featuring live performed readings from 15 exceptional European books, accompanied by an International book fair.

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to New York City, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles.

New York audiences will move from room to room to experience literary work from prominent and up-and-coming European authors whose work allows for the exploration of parallels between European experiences and the current cultural and political climate in America. The event is modelled after its overseas counterpart, offering a European style experience where audiences can listen to readings and exchange ideas while enjoying a beer or a glass of wine.

The evening will feature an in-person conversation with writer Marieke Nijkamp, a Dutch fiction writer whose first novel This is Where it Ends was a New York Times Young Adult Bestseller, followed by a Q&A.


This special evening is free and open to the public, hosted by Czech Center New York and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York with the collaboration of fifteen partnering cultural institutions and consulates.