After the kick-off and its readings of new European novel-prose in the original languages and German test translations the participants enjoyed a lot of themes at the following days.
They got in touch with the act of creating novels, learned about the cooperation of author and publisher and discussed questions of literal creating and development in literal business.
The highlight was the discussion about "the author as producer and product - new strategies of self-marketing". A big conversation about self-marketing in online-media and new publication forms begun and didn’t stop before the night.
All in all the festival built a forum for professional international exchange and space for young authors. They could exchange without disturbing elements, explore their position and get personal advertisements from different perspectives.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)