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European Writers’ Festival: Changing Gears with Selçuk Altun

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

£6.5 – £13

European Writers’ Festival: Changing Gears with Selçuk Altun

Date & Time: Saturday, 18 May 2024, 12:45 – 14:00 BST

Location: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, United Kingdom

Join us at the British Library on May 18, 2024, for the European Writers’ Festival, where we will be featuring celebrated Turkish author Selçuk Altun in the panel discussion “Changing Gears”. This special event, in collaboration with Saqi Books and the Times Literary Supplement, promises an intimate look into the creative process of authors who work and write in more than one genre1.

Altun, a former bank manager who now writes fiction, will be joined by Laurent de Sutter (Belgium WBI), Kristiina Ehin (Estonia), and Emma Dabiri (Ireland). Together, they will discuss whether genre matters, if one can excel in multiple genres, and how changing gears can boost creativity1.

After the panel discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Selçuk Altun and other panelists. It’s an afternoon that promises to be as engaging as it is enlightening—perfect for literature lovers and publishers alike. Don’t miss this chance to dive into the world of European literature and enjoy a day of conversation, inspiration, and literary exploration. See you there!

About the Festival:

The European Writers’ Festival is a two-day event gathering 30 authors from Austria to Ukraine to discuss the literature and ideas defining our countries and Europe today. The festival takes place from May 18-19, 2024 at the British Library.

Important Notes:

Please note that this event is first come first served and may be overbooked. To avoid disappointment, please arrive early and secure your seat. If you have registered but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket to allow others to join.

For more information on the event, please visit the European Writers’ Festival Website.


May 18
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
£6.5 – £13
Event Category:


Yunus Emre Institute
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British Library
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
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