Written word comes to life as authors wax lyrical

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Tuesday sees the start of Latvia's annual festival of the written - and spoken - word in the form of "Prozas lasījumiem 2014" (Prose Readings 2014). 

From 2 to 7 December the festival will be held at various venues across Riga, with both local and foreign authors coming face to face with their readers.

"In the 19 years the festival has taken place, it has become a special meeting place for all Latvian authors and their readers. This year we will feature both well-known and new Latvian writers as well as award-winning writers from all over the world," one of the organizers, Luīze Pastore told Latvian Radio.

First held in 1995, the multi-day festival has evolved into a regular feature of the literary calendar and is now run by the Latvian Literature Center.

Highlights this year include readings by popular Latvian authors Nora Ikstena and Māra Zālīte, sci-fi writer Toms Kreicbergs (who writes in English under the name Tom Crosshill) and international guests including Finland's Olli Jalonen, American David Van and Russia's Yevgeny Vodolazkin.

Details of the times and venues of the readings are available here.

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