Literary conversations focused on topics of belonging and diversity have perhaps never been more important. Over the years, the Long Night Of Literatures brought together fascinating writers and artists from a range of participating European countries to audiences in India for an immersive multicultural literary experience. 

In 2021, the Long Weekend of LiteratureS, 2021 is back in a digital avatar with the theme of ‘Belonging: Beyond Borders’. Scheduled on the 22nd-23rd October, it will feature panel discussions, quizzes, and open-mic focused on themes of diversity and belonging and leading European & Indian writers. 

A unique literary festival, the LWeL aims to connect the literary worlds of Europe and India through curating important conversations vital to our times.

It is brought to you by 11 partnering European countries, the European Union and Belongg. We invite you to join the conversation by registering through the links below.

Register Now To Attend

Festival registration is free and gets you access to all the panels at the LWeL festival. 

Use the form links below to register for the Audience Open Mic session as well as to join the Europe-India Pen Pal Network that the Festival will seedstart. Instructions will be sent separately.

Festival Schedule

Track 1

  • (15:30 IST): Introduction
  • (16:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Ana Filomena Amaral (Portugal)
  • (17:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Wojciech Jagielski (Poland)
  • (18:00 IST): Make Your Own “Bias-free” Dictionary: Lydia Mischkulnig (Austria)
  • (19:00 IST):Panel 2: Women, Innovation and the Internet: Kübra Gümüşay (Germany) and Nilanjana Roy (India)
  • (20:30 IST): Audience Quiz

Track 2

  • (16:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda:Tiffany Tavernier (France) (pre-recorded) moderated by Alina Gufran
  • (17:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Micheál Ó Conghaile (Ireland) (pre-recorded)
  • (18:00 IST): Panel 1: Uncovering Diverse Pasts: Ana Filomena Amaral (Portugal) and Aanchal Malhotra (India)
  • (19:30 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Merete Pryds Helle (Denmark)

Track 1

  • (15:00 IST): Panel 3: Talking Process: Narrating Inclusivity in Different Mediums: Tiffany Tavernier (France) Dániel Levente Pál (Hungary) moderated by Alina Gufran
  • (16:30 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: A Musical Reading: X (Christoph) Schneeberger and Saskia Winkelmann (Switzerland)
  • (17:30 IST): Panel 5: Intersectional Identity and Climate Change: Merete Pryds Helle (Denmark) Easterine Kire (India)
  • (19:00 IST): Panel 6:Performing Gender across Cultures: X (Christoph) Schneeberger (Switzerland) Kareem Khubchandani (India)
  • (20:30 IST): Panel 7: Eva Baltasar (Spain) Breaks Down Writing Mental Health and Queerness. In conversation with Rheea Rodrigues Mukherjee (India)
  • (21:30 IST): Conclusion

Track 2

  • (15:00 IST): Panel 4: Books Beyond Borders: Kannan Sundaram (India) Vasudhendra (India) Christine Cornet (France) Dr. Oscar Pujol (Spain) in conversation with Neeta Gupta; brought to you by Publisher’s Exchange
  • (16:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Eva Baltasar (Spain); Translated by: Neus Gimeno Gimeno
  • (17:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Lydia Mischkulnig (Austria)
  • (18:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Lorenza Pieri ( Italy)
  • (19:00 IST): Chai Pakoda Adda: Dániel Levente Pál (Hungary)
  • (20:00 IST): Audience Open Mic: Lorenza Pieri (Italy)

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