BALT: Baltic literary weeks

April in Brno will belong to the Baltics, as just after Easter festival BALT – Baltic literary weeks will take place. Brno will welcome translators from the Baltic languages Věra Kociánová (Lithuanian) and Michal Škrabal (Latvian), who will take part in the discussion about contemporary Baltic literature and its translations into Czech. The following day there will be a screening of the Latvian-Lithuanian movie The Sign Painter as a part of the #ReadNordicFilm cycle.

A week later the festival will continue with the literary and culinary experience Eat&Read Baltic, where there will be an opportunity to taste the specialties of the Baltics accompanied by the literary samples presented by Kateřina Jebavá. The festival will end with a Nordic-Baltic pub quiz, which will test the knowledge not only about the Baltics, but about the European North as well. In addition, the online Nordic literary salon in April will be dedicated to the Lithuanian novel Fishes and Dragons.

Festival programme:

12. 4. 17.00 Baltic literary salon
Moravská zemská knihovna, Kounicova 65a
in Czech; admission voluntary; no registration

13. 4. 20.00 #ReadNordicFilm: The Sign Painter
Kino Art, Cihlářská 19
in original sound with Czech subtitles; admission: 120 CZK (100 CZK for SH members); tickets via

19. 4. 18.00 Eat&Read Baltic: literary and culinary evening
Místogalerie Skleněná louka, Kounicova 23
in Czech; admission: 250 CZK (200 CZK for SH members); registration via

24. 4. 20.00 Nordic literary salon: Fishes and Dragons
online, Skandinávský dům Facebook page
in Czech; free admission; no registration

25. 4. 18.00 Nordic-Baltic pub quiz
Srdcovka Jalta, Dominikánské náměstí 2
in Czech; admission: 50 CZK (40 CZK for SH members); registration via

Screening of the movie The Sign Painter and the Nordic-Baltic pub quiz are held in Prague as well. 

The festival is organized by the Scandinavian house with the financial support of the Brno Municipality and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The media partner of the event is the portal