Literature for life

An European network of literary festivals bringing new learning opportunities to isolated communities

Making life-long learning a reality

The power of authentic literature to excite & motivate learning has been clearly demonstrated. The project brings "learning to the door" of communities that would otherwise not be able to, or inclined to participate in lifelong learning.

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Our project

5 festivals, 5 workshops
If we are to meet the challenges of the 21st Century we must harness the talent and creativity of our citizens

The European LitFest brings together partners from France, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Portugal to learn together, transferring innovation & good practice to promote creative writing, poetry and the use of language as a tool for improving basic skills and promoting learning communities. Through four literary festival local participants welcome authors, poets & publishers into the heart of their communities. Within each programme, partners organise a Community Learning Workshop event based on literacy & literature: run by published authors & poets train aspiring writers in the art of creative literature & the use of poetry & prose as communication and wellbeing tools.

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Fundación Uxío Novoneyra

Parada do Courel, Galicia, Spain
We are a non profit foundation named after the Galician poet Uxío Novoneyra, commited with the development of our rural region, O Courel through culture and enviroment conservation initiatives. Our work includes publishinh, cultural management and literary research,

Associazione Duna di Sale

Salerno, Italy

Ó Bhéal

Cork, Ireland
Ó Bhéal is Cork’s weekly poetry event, featuring over 50 poetry evenings per year, plus the Winter Warmer weekend poetry festival every November. Each Monday evening event has four parts: Poetry-Film Screenings, Writing Challenge, Guest poet(s) and Open-Mic.

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