Literature Night aims to promote contemporary literature and reading. Participating European cultural institutions select their authors and texts, and actors read out excerpts from these books. The venues are unique and interesting places, otherwise not always open to the public. The program is organised by EUNIC Hungary, and supported by the Örkény Theatre (Budapest), the Csokonai Theatre (Debrecen) and the Municipality of Budapest.
Due to the unvertainty caused by Covid-19, the 2020 Literature Night will take will be organised and presented in a new format. In Budapest, excerpts highlighting the diversity of contemporary literature will be presented in various familiar or come secret corners of the Örkény Theater. The topic: Secrets.
The recordings of the readings in Budapest will premiere on Facebeeok between 24 and 26 June 2020. The outdoor readings in Debrecen will take place between 26 and 28 June 2020.