What is it? A free, 12-hour extravaganza of 12 literary festivals around the globe, produced by Norway’s LitFestBergen.
Where will it take me? Bergen, Norway; Berkeley/San Francisco, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Dubai, UAE; Edinburgh, Scotland; Jaipur, India; Kabul, Afghanistan; Lagos, Nigeria; Lyon, France; Perth, Australia; Toronto, Canada; Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
What will I see? Each literary festival will present its own program featuring local authors, as well as a dynamic video about each respective region and its literary and cultural scene. For the full lineup (including BABF’s contribution, a conversation with Bay Area literary power couple Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida), click here!
How do I watch? The full program will run on our website for all to watch for free, starting on February 12, 2021 at noon Norweigan time (yes, that’s 3 a.m. Pacific). Don’t want virtual jetlag? No worries: within 24 hours after the live program concludes, the recording of the entire event, featuring all 12 festivals, will appear on our site for viewing through 27. February at 12.00 (pm) (UTC +1)
. The recording will be “chaptered” so you can easily jump to the country you’d like to visit.