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ITEF – İstanbul International Literature Festival will visit Spoken Word İstanbul on May 8th. A night full of literature will be held in Arsen Lüpen Taksim between 20:30-22:30, on Tuesday, the 8th of May. Performances under the themes of “Fairytales For Grown-ups” and “We Follow Literature” will take the stage at night. ITEF – İstanbul International Literature Festival brings together literary professionals from different countries with the culture scene in Turkey, including Turkish publishers and authors, for the purpose of positioning literature as a branch of art that reaches out to wider audiences. This year, the festival will be held under the theme of “We Follow Literature”, and the collaboration with Spoken Word İstanbul will provide anyone, readers and participants, a chance to take the stage. You are invited to Spoken Word İstanbul in the 10th year of ITEF! Spoken Word Istanbul, a multilingual open-mic event that welcomes all forms of spoken word performances, takes place in Arsen Lüpen Taksim each Tuesday. Anyone who wishes to join the event to perform (short stories, poetry, anecdotes, plays, stand-up comedy, letters) is invited to send their project details, including the themes of “Fairytales for Grown-ups” or “We Follow Literature” under 9 minutes, to [email protected] Deadline: April 15


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NEW dates! Professional Meetings Fellowship Program Open Call

ITEF2018-Istanbul International Literature Festival

"Follow the Literature"

May 4rd-13th 2018

Professional Meetings Fellowship Program Open Call

ITEF-Istanbul International Literature Festival aims to increase the visibility of Turkish literature abroad, to promote Turkish literature worldwide and to enrich the literary scene in Turkey by extending horizons and creating new dialogues. With these aims in mind, the festival established the ITEF Fellowship Program in 2011.

ITEF is a unique meeting point in Istanbul for writers, publishers, agents, translators, journalists, literary fund managers, festival coordinators and all of those passionate about world literature.

The program allows a limited number of literary professionals from around the world to meet with Turkish counterparts in their field, to share best practice and ideas and spark new projects and literary exchanges.

fellowship dates: May 2rd-6th 2018

To learn more about ITEF programme, please take "A Look at Istanbul’s Festival and Fellows Program":

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