Passa Porta Festival

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From 23 to 26 March 2023, the 9th edition of the Passa Porta Festival in Brussels.

Every two years, the international house of literature Passa Porta welcomes writers, thinkers and artists from around the world to Brussels for the multilingual Passa Porta Festival. The 2023 theme is 'Refuge'.

Writers in exile

The Passa Porta Festival will include the hosting, from 22 to 24 March, by Passa Porta and the City of Brussels, of the 'ICORN Network Meeting', a major annual gathering of the international cities of refuge network for writers, artists and journalists in exile. The two events were therefore conceived in line with one another and under a common theme: 'Refuge'.


The festival welcomes Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid, British historian Timothy Garton Ash, Dutch philosopher Connie Palmen, Mexican novelist and short-story writer Guadalupe Nettel, Korean novelist Sang Young Park, Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux, Ukrainian writer Oksana Zabuzhko, Malaysian author Tash Aw,...

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