35th INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL VILENICA
Vilenica International Literary Festival is one of the leading European literary events and a celebration of the word that erases borders and honours freedom. This year’s 35th edition looks back at the festival’s beginnings in 1986 when Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain and at the path it has made since. There have been many shifts and milestones through the years: a divided Europe, the fall of the Berlin wall, calls to arms, the end of Cold War, ethnic and social conflicts and the emergence of free and independent countries, many of which are now part of the European Union. Vilenica festival has always been involved in the debate on current social challenges and changes, spreading awareness that cultural pluralism, mutual respect and peaceful co-existence are essential, and celebrating freedom both in and outside language.
The Festival took place on 8-13 September, 2020.