A third recording from this year’s festival has aired and can be watched online. This time, it was the turn of Christine Leunens and Krista Kaer.
On Saturday 11 June, another instalment of this year’s festival was aired by Estonian Television, and this time, it was the turn of Antti Tuomainen and Jan Kaus.
It is a wonderful tradition that the Estonian Public Broadcasting records some of the events at the festival. This year, this series is kicked off by the talk of Hervé Le Tellier and Indrek Koff.
After two years, we can once again digest the experience of a full-scale festival and for this, we are grateful to many. International guests Jessikka Aro, Niall De Búrca, György Dragomán, Jørn Lier Horst, Anne Griffin, Philip Gwynne Jones, Mia Kankimäki, Iya Kyva, Tomi Kontio, Leena Lehtolainen, Hervé Le Tellier, Christine Leunens, Bart Moeyaert, Hollie … Continued
As usual, our amazing photographer Dmitri Kotjuh has been busy recording various events. Pictures of the first two days are available on the festival Flickr page and the gallery is being updated.
Unfortunately, the performances of Anna T. Szabó are cancelled. Looking forward to a chance to meet her in the future!
This year, the programme of the festival includes talks with authors, a stage programme dedicated to the immortal Ukrainian spirit and a literary walk in the Old Town of Tallinn for war refugees. On the second day of the festival, 26 May, the programme at the main venue, the Estonian Writers’ Union, is kicked off … Continued
The HeadRead literary festival is looking for volunteers for the period 25-29 May 2022. Their main tasks include providing information and printed materials at the main venue’s information desk, keeping an eye on the main hall and selling books, but also meeting guests, running errands and other relevant tasks. If you are interested on volunteering, please … Continued
Russia is associated with Russian literature and music no longer, but instead with children who are being bombed. Putin’s crime is that he has poisoned people with hatred. Putin will go away, but pain and anger can last much longer, writes Russian writer Mikhail Shishkin, in the wake of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine. … Continued
This year, the HeadRead literary festival takes place between 28 and 30 May, i.e. across three days instead of the nearly week-long run due to the pandemic. The festival programme has been streamlined accordingly. Another new move means that out of safety concerns, all events take place outdoors, around Tallinn, and to limit the size … Continued