Lesefest “near and far”

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At the reading festival, the 14 authors will compete against each other live in front of a jury of experts and an audience with musical accompaniment.

The event has been moved to the Trinkhalle

The prizewinners in both categories will receive their awards at the event. On both reading days, a general audience award will be given and decided through voting.
Alternative location in case of storm: Trinkhalle Bad Ischl. In case of rain, the festival will take place indoors on the Siriuskogl.

Counting cards

Reserve your free counting cards in the library of the parish of Bad Ischl by email ( or during the opening hours of the library also by telephone (+43 6132 26793) or in person.

Literature Prize

Concise literary positions on European identity with a focus on identity, coming to terms with the past and the effects of globalization are being solicited under the topic near and far. An independent jury of professionals will select the best texts from 10 adults and 4 young people from a printed anthology.

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Event info

Trinkhalle Bad Ischl
Sparkassenplatz 5 , 4820 Bad Ischl