Cinema screenings during HeadRead

Although the official programme of HeadRead does not feature cinema screenings this year, we can highly recommend two special programmes that are associated with literature to some extent. The Artis Cinema will screen true classics, three films by the legendary director John Boorman: Excalibur, Deliverance, and Hope and Glory. The cultural weekly Sirp will also … Continued

HeadRead gains its first private supporter

The HeadRead literary festival has gained its first supporter from the private sector, shaking hands with Elisa Raamat. The festival has several wonderful partners from the private sector, but Elisa Raamat is the first private sponsor for the festival. According to Krista Kaer, a member of the festival’s organising team, HeadRead and Elisa Raamat have … Continued

Registration for the events of HeadRead festival begins

HEADREAD LITERARY FESTIVAL Press release 11.05.2017 Registration for the literary walks and workshops at HeadRead festival is now open. Literary walks are a tradition of HeadRead and every year, we offer something new. This year, there are five walks in total, from Thursday to Saturday. Josef Kats guides a walk aroudn the Old Town (in … Continued

HeadRead found many volunteers

We are happy to see such enthusiastic feedback to our call for volunteers. We have now compiled a capable team and are no longer looking for new volunteers. Until next year!  

HeadRead is looking for volunteers

The HeadRead festival is again looking for bright volunteers, who would be needed for the entire duration of the festival – from 24 May to 28 May. If you are free on those days, love literature and are keen to help, please contact Ingrid Velbaum-Staub (

Changes to the programme

Several changes have occurred in the programme. Sadly, the concert of Paddy Moloney and Triona Marshall and the panel discussion on the reception of the novels of Jaan Kross are cancelled. In connection with that change, pUULUUp will perform on Saturday 27 May at 20. We are also happy to announce the addition of another panel … Continued

HeadRead literary festival pays homage to the Republic of Finland

LITERARY FESTIVAL HEADREAD Press release 5 April 2017 In exactly seven weeks, the HeadRead literary festival will kick off, featuring 75 events over five days, and 112 literary performers from Estonia and abroad. Starting from Thursday, the festival programme features a series of panel discussions dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Finland, … Continued

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