European Literature Days 2010 from September 23 - September 26

Over the coming weekend, the small town of Spitz an der Donau (located in the Wachau region in Lower Austria) will become a center for European literature. International authors will convene at Castle Spitz at the invitation of the "Wachau Literature Landscape" consortium. The festival will be held for the second time in 2010. The chief patron of the European Literature Days 2010 is the governor of Niederösterreich Dr. Erwin Pröll.

Castle SpitzThe "Wachau Literature Landscape" is a consortium involving the collaboration of two institutions: the European literature portal (, and the LiteraturHaus Niederösterreich in Stein/Krems. For years, the European literature portal has presented the literary works of European authors distinguished by their high quality and authenticity. The LiteraturHaus Niederösterreich hosts an international scholarship programme thanks to its Atelier Top 22, which every September accommodates one guest from the European Literature Days. This September, the Atelier welcomes Nicoleta Esinencu from the Republic of Moldava. Under the auspices of the "Wachau Literature Landscape" consortium, both institutions join forces to combine their interests and facilitate this year’s "European Literature Days". In addition to readings and lectures about topical and future themes within the literary marketplace, the "European Literature Days" also offer the opportunity to discover the Wachau region through its literature. The itinerary includes a ramble on board a literary cruise ship along the River Danube as well as a visit to Daniel Spoerri‘s Eat Art & Ab Art in Hadersdorf.

For details of the full programme, especially the schedule of talks and discussions, please visit

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