Festival of the European Short Story

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Croatia | 2019-01-01

Festival of the European Short Story (FESS) started in 2002 as one of the first festivals in Europe dedicated to this literary form. To this day, more than 200 writers from 20 European countries have visited our festival, hosted in six Croatian cities. Fifteen anthologies of the European short story, with at least as many books written by the Festival’s guests, have been published and promoted at the Festival. Within the Festival, seven translation workshops in contemporary European literatures have been organized, and in cooperation with international partners their winners have been awarded study visits to Poland, Italy, Ireland, Sweden and Spain.

In addition to hosting foreign writers in Croatia, the Festival has the privilege of organizing a number of visits of Croatian writers to different countries in Europe. Our partners are prominent organizations, initiatives and institutions throughout Europe, as well as are culture hubs, public spaces and clubs in Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Osijek… We are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Zagreb Office for Culture, the City of Rijeka, and different European cultural institutes as well as foreign embassies in Croatia. At the festival we read, discuss, promote books, screen films, organize concerts, cook and dance…

Name and email of the contact person: Petra Bušelić, producer, petra.buselic@gmail.com
Site of the festival http://europeanshortstory.org/index.php/en/