25th Leukerbad International
Literary Festival
26 to 28 June 2020

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Leukerbad celebrates the 25th anniversary of the International Literary Festival – finally!

After last year’s edition had to be cancelled, the Leukerbad International Literary Festival celebrates the 25th year of its existence this year.

Apart from a strong focus on Swiss literature, we expect a host of international authors – if international travel is permitted. The festival directors maintain: “We have an elaborate pandemic protection concept and hope that events and travel will be possible without long quarantine time for international guests.”

Literary walk on 24 June 2021
The literary walk traditionally inaugurates the Leukerbad International Literary Festival. Accompanied by two authors and a guide, it is a stroll through the Valais’ scenic nature on 24 June 2021.

Opening in Zurich on 17 June 2021
Zurich has always been an important harbor for the Leukerbad Festival. For some years now, we have had a loose cooperation with the Literaturhaus Zurich. The opening of the Leukerbad Festival will therefore be celebrated in a jubilee session on 17 June 2021 in Zurich.

Tickets can be preordered here and will be shipped from April onwards.

Breathing the pure mountain air, stretching your feet into the thermal bath, or recharging your batteries: The Leukerbad International Literary Festival becomes 25 – will you celebrate with us on the last weekend in June?

Best regards,
Anna Kulp and Hans Ruprecht
Festival Directors

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Donate for the Leukerbad International Literary Festival
We continue collecting donations. As part of our protection concept, we will erect two tents to host as many readings as possible outdoors while being weatherproof. This is a significant investment that is not covered by our budget. With every donation, you give the festival management a small piece of independence, and above all: feelings of happiness!

With the generous support of Loterie Romande Kulturrat des Kantons Wallis Leukerbad Migros-Kulturprozent prohelvetia ProLitteris SüdKulturFonds Ernst Göhner Stiftung Fondation Jan Michalski Landis & Gyr Stiftung Literaturhaus Zürich Valmedia – Mengis Druck und Verlag AG UNIL - Centre de traduction littéraire de Lausanne Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD ZAP* Buchhandlung in Brig Media partner: Reportagen and the hotels of Leukerbad

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