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Den poezie is an annual international and multicultural poetry festival held for two weeks every November around the birth anniversary (16.11.1810) of the great Czech Romantic poet, K.H. Mácha. It is the most widespread poetry event in the country with events now taking place in over 50 Czech cities, towns and villages. Almost all the events are free.

This year’s Den poezie runs from 10th – 24th November and its theme is Otevřete oči! (Open your Eyes).

To learn more about this year's Poetry Day, visit:

Book World is an international annual book fair and literary festival.

To learn more about the upcoming one in May 2020, visit here:

„Beauty Saves the World“ is the guiding idea of this year's Prague Writers' Festival, which takes place from 16–20 October.

Poet and Festival president Michael March explains why it is crucial to discuss this topic. For Simone Weil – „beauty saves the world through the distance of time.“ Rimbaud saw beauty as a form of terror. For Egyptians the beauty of the pyramids extended life through death. The Greeks sought beauty in the body through the strength of truth. For some – beauty represents freedom – the height of civilization. For others – debasement – slavery – the cosmetic tourism of power. Given the choice between beauty and the beast. We choose beauty.

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Alchemy is the pseudo-science (although some would argue there is nothing pseudo about it at all) whose practitioners attempted two seemingly impossible tasks: to transform base metals into gold; and to develop the elixir of life, which would bring youth and longevity to those who imbibed it. It is also the name of Prague's premier reading and performance series.

Laura Conway was the first host of the readings, in 2002. Since then, the role has been filled by other willing volunteers: Patrick Seguin, Kirsten Weights, Jim Freeman, Chris Crawford, Bonita Rhoads, Scott Nixon and others. In spring 2003 Ken Nash 'stepped out of anonymity' and picked up the role of Alchemy's first full-time host. Ken is the author of Alchemy's name, logo and much of Alchemy's concept. He also regularly participates in the open mic as a writer of songs and short stories. Alchemy is currently hosted by writers Alex Went and Petra Antevasin.

But the real guiding spirits of Alchemy are its many international fans and guest performers, who for more than ten years have helped to deliver moments of artistic pure gold and spiritual rejuvenation to audiences from all over the world…

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Prague Microfestival (PMF) is an annual festival of the arts, combining contemporary writing with art, film, and performance. PMF is fully bilingual (CZ and EN), and presents readings by the best authors of contemporary poetry and fiction. Every year, PMF welcomes renowned and underground authors from across the world, staging them alongside film projections, music, performance and visual art, in a rich polylogue of artforms. PMF is also cultural innovator in itself, presenting MICROLAB, an experimental conference, for the first time this year. PMF will also host MICROSHOW, a pop-up gallery of visual artwork by invited artists. PMF is not only an arts space; it is a place for people to meet…

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Founded in 1993, the Globe Bookstore and Café is Prague’s first and best English language bookstore with a lively and trendy café that offers delicious coffee, cocktails and some of Prague’s best home cooking with great burgers, salads, pastas and other favorites and a full American brunch menu on the weekends. The Globe Bookstore is expat Prague’s literary epicenter that provides a unique meeting place for artists, writers, students and travelers. The café also regularly hosts literary readings, movies, live music and other special and top sporting events; while the bookstore offers a wide selection of approximately 10,000 hand-picked quality titles that will impress even the most learned reader.

To learn more, visit:, and switch to English in the upper right corner of the page.

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