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Do you enjoy reading a book, learning about literature and meeting the authors? Then Walfer Book Fair is for you, coming up this weekend. Plus, take part in the famous RTL Dictée!
This weekend the Walfer book fair, Walfer Bicherdeeg is open once more where you can find books in all the languages of Luxembourg.
You’ll get a chance to chat with some authors present, book publishers and sellers, and there’s a children’s section too.
So come and enjoy yet another outdoor activity suitable for all the family.
Clubs and Competitions
If you’re interested in writing yourself there are many options for clubs and competitions such as:
Les Cahiers Luxembourgeois
A:LL - Association Luxembourg Literature
Déseouvrés events at Rotondes
Writers Who Talk
Concours littéraire national https://mc.gouvernement.lu/fr/Domaines/appels-a-projets/concours-litteraire-national-2022.html
Printemps des poètes Luxembourg concours multilingue 'Jeune Printemps': http://printemps-poetes.lu/
Black Fountain Press www.blackfountain.lu
Upcoming literary prizes include:
18 November - Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis by the Federation of Book Publishers
8 December - Concours littéraire national ceremony
Béa Kneip has worked at RTL since 2006, and presents a show on literature from Luxembourg for the past 7 years, which is now a podcast called Lecture vun heiheem.
Since February 2021, Bea also co-hosts another podcast, with Jérôme Jaminet, where they talk about literature from Luxembourg and around the world in Luxembourgish, RTL Bicherlies.
Anne-Marie Reuter is an English teacher at Lycée Robert-Schuman.
She also runs Black Fountain Press, an English-language publishing house.
Anne-Marie sits on the board of the publishers' federation, Lëtzebuerger Bicherediteuren and of the writers' association A:LL (Association: Luxembourgish Literature).
And, she’s a writer herself. Anne-Marie has published a collection of short stories, On the Edge, and Blue. She has also translated French poems by Lambert Schlechter into English, One day I will write a poem, plus a play by Larisa Faber from English into Luxembourgish, Disko Dementia.
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