Although the unfortunately timed maintenance of Flickr has somewhat prolonged the wait for this year’s photographic pleasure, we are now happy to show Dmitri Kotjuh’s brilliant images from the first two festival days. You are also warmly recommended to visit the Design and Architecture Gallery – the exhibition of Dmitri Kotjuh’s portraits from previous festivals … Continued
We are sad to announce that due to health reasons the talk of Czech author Denisa Prošková is cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience and wish her a speedy recovery!
The Tallinn HeadRead literary festival kicks off with a preliminary event tonight at 5 pm at the National Library of Estonia, with the Estonian-English poetry evening Spores and Sparks. Festival guest Philip Gross talks about his Estonian roots and reads his poems, while Doris Kareva, one of the best known Estonian poets in the English-speaking … Continued
It has become difficult to imagine the HeadRead literary festival without the photos of Dmitri Kotjuh. In the course of our cooperation (five years and counting), Kotjuh has captured amazing moments and added his characteristic slant. In addition to his peculiar twist, the photos also emanate great warmth – a perfect match for the atmosphere … Continued
Unfortunately we have to announce a change to the programme: the walk around the Tallinn Zoo with Aleksei Turovski is cancelled. There are still two literary walks: on Thursday 23 May at 4 pm around Kadriorg with Maarja Vaino, and on Saturday at 12 pm around the Old Town with Josef Kats (in Russian). You … Continued
We are happy to announce the addition of another literary walk to our programme – Josef Kats will guide you around the Old Town on Saturday 25 May at 12 pm. The walk is in Russian and the assembly point is at the Estonian Writers’ Union (Harju 1). Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s HeadRead festival (22-26 May) will feature two renowned political analysts, David Patrikarakos and Anton Shekhovtsov. The British journalist and presenter David Patrikarakos gained recognition with his book on the nuclear capacities of Iran and the international situation entitled Nuclear Iran: Birth of An Atomic State (2012). Five years later, he published War in … Continued
The HeadRead literary festival is looking for volunteers for the period of 21-26 May 2019. The main tasks of volunteers include providing information and booklets at the info desk, taking care of the main festival venue (managing the microphone in the Q&A part of talks, changing books on the stage and cleaning the tables between … Continued
In addition to presenting international guests, the HeadRead literary festival has always considered it vital to showcase gems of Estonian literature and give the audience an insight into the currents of the local literary scene. For the first time, the programme features a morning coffee with Estonian authors who will present their poetry in Estonian … Continued
The HeadRead literary festival published its complete list of international guests; Tallinn will be hosting renowned authors from around the world. The festival is happy to welcome the renowned and beloved British author Julian Barnes. Having also written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh, his international fame increased in 2011 when he won the … Continued