The festival has been held annually since 2015. The only exception was 2020, when several online discussions were held due to the pandemic.
Tbilisi International Festival of Literature is organized and hosted by the Writers' House of Georgia. This year's festival will be held within the framework of the UNESCO project "Tbilisi - World Book Capital".
Tbilisi International Festival of Literature will be officially opened on October 17. The main topic of this year’s program is the city as a symbol, which is associated with the American poet and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A focus will be placed on his work within the festival program.
The TIFL 2021 Literary Program is divided into several stages. The first part of the festival includes poetry evenings and discussions about the role of literature in social and political activism. Participants in this part of the program will be mostly authors from the post-Soviet space.
The activities of this part of the program are:
- Poetry evenings;
- Poetic performances;
- Literary discussions on various topics: the life and creativity of writers in military and totalitarian regimes; resistance to Russian occupation in the Georgian and Ukrainian literary space.
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