Authors’ Reading Month

Writers’ House of Georgia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Authors' Reading Month is a Central European literary festival held since the year of 2000, involving four countries as of now (Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia). In 2017, Writers' House was the co-organizer of Georgia Guest of Honour program at Authors' Reading Month festival together with the main manager, publishing house VetrneMlyny.
31 Georgian authors participated in the festival. Their texts have been translated into the Czech, Slovakian, Polish and Ukrainian languages.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

155 events in five cities (Brno and Ostrava (Czech Republic); Kosice (Slovakia); Wroclaw (Poland); Lvov (Ukraine)) of four European countries were held in the framework of Authors' Reading Month. Authors were presented in front of large audiences at reading evenings; there they met readers, journalists, publishers, translators, and other people involved in the literary process. Each event was dedicated to the reading of one Georgian and one Czech, Slovakian, Polish or Ukrainian literary work.
During the festival, 16 authors in collaboration with another writer or poet participated in the project.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

25,000 (from Georgian side)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Georgia
Public Sector
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Participation of a selected country as a guest of honour in Authors' Reading Month is a one-time case, therefore the internal evaluation was made to be considered for the future projects that will be organized outside of the country