Long Night of LiteratureS


About the concept:

Do you fancy the idea of speed dating in literature? Then come and participate in an evening of readings by writers from Europe and India. 

Among the authors there will be: Aisling Fahey (UK-based performance poet); Danko Rabrenovic (Germany); Andrea Bianchetti (Swiss-Italian poet); Constantin Simon (France); Asha Miró (Spain); Gábor Lanczkor (Hungary); Josef Haslinger (Austrian); Katarzyna Bonda (Poland) and Raj Kamal Jha (India).

The format encourages audiences to listen to several authors through the course of the evening. Each author reads to an audience of about 12-15 people for 20 minutes. The audience moves on to the next room to listen to another author reading from their chosen work of literature. This concept allows the audience a very intimate space and personal interaction with their favourite authors. 


Date: 25 September, 2015


Instituto Cervantes

48, Hanuman Road, 

New Delhi, 

Delhi - 110001

Prior registrations are compulsory. Watch this space for details. 


About Aisling Fahey - Performance poet from the UK: 

Aisling Fahey is a performance poet who has performed in various locations across England, America and Ireland, including the Barbican, the Houses of Parliament and Glastonbury. She previously won the London Teenage Senior Slam and SLAMbassadors UK, run in association with The Poetry Society. She is a member of the Burn After Reading collective and Barbican Young Poets and is currently the Young Poet Laureate for London. 

She co-facilitated the Barbican Junior Poets programme this year, and has completed residencies in places such as the Free Word Centre, the London Irish Centre and the Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She has appeared on numerous radio shows and had television appearances, such as Front Row on BBC Radio 4, The Robert Elms show on BBC London and ITV London Tonight. She graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature in 2014. 


I want to make poetry more visible and accessible, working with groups that don’t normally get the chance to express themselves. Sharing my own journey and providing them with an effective way to articulate their experiences. As a 21-year-old woman from East London, I think I am in a position to authentically create conversations on issues affecting young Londoners at this current social moment – from education, to economics, to relationships and self-confidence. I am absolutely elated to have been entrusted with the role of Young Poet Laureate for London. This next year is going to be filled with poetry, self-development and important conversations with Londoners and I cannot wait to get started.” - Aisling Fahey