About the festival

Turn your curiosity into literary discovery


The Passa Porta Festival is a true celebration of literature. It is where more than 100 authors and artists from Belgium and abroad meet their readers over the course of a busy weekend in the heart of Brussels. Join us on Thursday for the opening night with Reni Eddo-Lodge and a late night poetry slam. This will be followed on Friday by a lecture- concert under the sign of Brexit. On Saturday evening, read the city with us!

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During the weekend, let your curiosity turn into discovery: compose your parcours among the 100 events on offer – depending on your favourite authors, your language, the formulas you prefer or your mood of the moment! Feed on stories, confront your points of view and return home with new ideas. Take the time also to have your books signed, to stroll around and to have a drink: Brussels is in essence literary!

Have a great festival!

Press contact

Nina Mallants
02 226 04 51

Laurien Versmissen
02 226 04 54

Read more about Passa Porta Festival in the press kit (in Dutch or French). Press photos can be found in the press drive.