Visitors to a book exhibition reading books
Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018
Athens Science Festival, Technopolis

Athens 2018 – Books everywhere!

We’re delighted to announce our participation in the UNESCO 2018 World Book Capital initiative with a rich programme of literary events and activities, which we are co-organising with the Municipality of Athens.

The Athens 2018 World Book Capital programme features more than 250 activities and events that will reach an estimated one million visitors. Innovative and socially inclusive to its core, the programme will bring together all the city’s major cultural institutions and other stakeholders, along with selected civic groups and creative initiatives.

Athens is a European city that combines a unique cultural heritage with dynamic creative expression, and the key vision of the Athens 2018 World Book Capital programme is to unite the city’s creative forces in a common cultural goal: to leave a solid legacy in terms of physical evidence, as well as in the mindset of its citizens. With a vibrant patchwork of events, artworks, projections, walking trails, grass-roots initiatives and workshops, Athens 2018 – Books everywhere! aims to provide fertile literary ground for open dialogue, not only for creators, stakeholders and intellectuals but – more importantly – for all its citizens.

Renowned British and Greek writers, experts and artists will take part in this literary celebration. Discussions, readings, exhibitions, film festivals and round-table discussions will broaden the public’s horizons, as the aim of these activities isn’t the usual book presentations and writers’ talks but discussions, debates and analyses of a wide variety subjects, all inspired by the world of books. Athens 2018 World Book Capital will play an important part in the city’s most significant festivals, while the city will be filled with creative programmes that will make Athens an inspiring place to live, work and explore.

Book Days at the Athens Science Festival
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April 2018

This year our annual celebration of science and technology will be infused with literature through a series of talks, discussions and workshops led by a renowned British writers and scientists.

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Literary Saturday Mornings
Saturday 9, 16 & 23 June 2018

On the occasion of our International Creative Writing Summer School and the presence of a group of distinguished British writers and creative writing experts in Athens, we’re delighted to invite you to a series of events on contemporary British literary output through readings and discussions taking place on the first three Saturdays in June.

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For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:

Telephone 210 3692 361

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