Berlin International Literary Festival
From: Tuesday, September 4 2007, 7:00 am
to: Sunday, September 16 2007, 3:00 pm
Poets and writers from all over the world read to thousands during this huge book festival in Berlin's city centre. Highlights include appearances by famous authors, poetry readings, concerts and film screenings.
The Bebelplatz is a location of historic significance, witness to one of the darkest days in German history: the burning of the books by the soldiers of the Third Reich in 1933. Now it hosts an extensive book fair and a tent with live readings for both adults and children.
Attracting thousands to the square with its combination of highbrow talent and a vibrant festival atmosphere, the event offers an unmissable chance to hear many of the world's most celebrated poets reading for free.