On the 30th of November, starting from 17.30, in Riga (in Nice place telpa), Geeti Amiri (DK), Mike Collier (UK), Zinaida Lindén (FI), Abbas Khider (DE) and Emmanuel Vilsaint (FR) will share their stories and experiences and will answer to the public’s questions. This event is organized by the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Latvia together with the Festival "Prozas Lasījumi" and with the support of the European Commission Representation in Latvia.
Dedicated to literature, Writers without borders brings to Latvia five European authors with a migration background - either because they have migrated themselves or because they belong to a family with different roots from the country they live in - and who therefore deal with biculturalism.
To dive deeper into their stories and to understand how this twofold cultural identity influences their works, EUNIC-Latvia, in cooperation with the literary Festival Prozas Lasijumi, invites everyone interested in Literature and, more widely, curious people to a series of discussions.
Hosted by the renowned journalist, Ansis Bogustovs, these discussions will give us an insight into the personal and professional journeys of these writers. It will be a unique opportunity to discover their writing process and to discuss what their bicultural identity means to them.
The Eunic-Latvia network consists of British Council, Danish cultural Institute, Goethe-Institut, French Institute, Latvian Institute, Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia. The EUNIC network works at building trust and understanding between the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world through culture. It brings unique European arts & culture in Latvia.