The fifth edition of Poland's most innovative and daring literary event will take place on 23–25 June 2017.
With this year’s title Back to beginning the festival encourages discoveries and child-like admiration in reading. The travelling festival this year will take place in a former school compound at Emilii Plater st. 31 in Warsaw. More than 50 events have been scheduled over three weekend days, starting Friday, 23 June with an evening open air show Love based on works by Jane Austen. On Saturday and Sunday 100 authors, artists and experts from 15 countries will meet 10 000 readers during discussions, workshops, games, walks and happenings.The 2017 special focus is on The British Scene, a series of events dedicated to British authors, such as Matthew Kneale, Simon Beckett, Laurie Penny and Inua Ellams, as well as The Guardian’s journalist Claire Armitstead. The readers will also get to know George Michael’s lyrics better during a special music farewell party. Among other guests are: Ece Temelkuran (Turkey), Elena Chizhova (Russia), Kazuki Sakuraba (Japan), Leonie Swann (Germany), Stefan Hertmans (Belgium), Charles King (USA), Bernd Heinrich (USA). The event holds a strong social profile and is a non-profit event.