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Fri 24.03.2017 - Sun 26.03.2017
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passa porta festival

It is the event that no book lover wants to miss: every two years, the Passa Porta Festival invades Brussels. Over the course of a weekend, from 24 to 26 March, more than a hundred Belgian and international writers, whether established authors or new voices, come together to share ideas and their passion for literature in cafés, theaters, bookshops, libraries and other public spaces.

Paul Auster will do us the honour of opening this sixth edition, on Friday 24 March, at 20:00 at Flagey. Two days of meetings will follow, a Parcours totalling more than 80 events: debates, readings and some surprises in 20 venues in the city centre.
On Saturday evening, the literary Parcours will end with ‘Duality’ in the Beursschouwburg, the centre of the festival. Several rooms, a dozen fresh artistic duos, blending disciplines and languages, and the possibility for the audience to move from one room to the next.
On Sunday, two major events will conclude the weekend: Annie Ernaux at Bozar; Herman Koch and Connie Palmen at the KVS.

The leitmotif of this edition: risk-taking in our uncertain age. That is what transpires from the subjects chosen by the authors and the way in which the authors literally and figuratively cross borders and blend genres. Convinced by the necessity of this audacity, we invite you to (re)discover them with us.

The paper version of the programme will be available in BRUZZ Magazine on Wednesday 15 March.


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