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HeadRead Festival

The Tallinn HeadRead literary festival is an annual festival run by Estonian writers, publishers and translators. This year's edition will start on Wednesday and take place until 28 May.

A part of the festival is a literary pub crawl that will take place on 25 May. The cultural historian Josef Kats will offer two walks around the Old Town of Tallinn, and take a look at the words on the facades of medieval and early modern buildings on 27 May. The walks are in Estonian and Russian respectively. On 28 May the guests will have the opportunity to attend the fiction workshop of Greg Mosse – his achievements include founding the screenwriting programme Criterion New Writing at the Criterion Theatre in London. 

The programme of the festival also includes a poetry mass, which this year is dedicated to the memory of Eha Vain, one of the initiators of the event. On 26 May renowned Nordic authors will perform on the initiative of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Eha’s translations will be read by actors, Eha’s colleagues from the Nordic Poetry Festival days, will read their commemorative poems.

The schedule of the festival can be found here.