​Litfest Words of Fire

Meiral -Casa Amarela - Lousã, Portugal

Founded by the Portuguese writer Ana Filomena Amaral, director of Arte-Via Cooperative, based in Lousã, Portugal, the third edition of the litfest “Words of Fire” is launched, in honour to the victims of the forest fires, under the motto “Art and culture as revival of a region and of a people”. This festival is sponsored by his Excellency the President of the Republic, the Regional Government, Regional Delegation of Culture, University of Coimbra, National Libraries Network, Caring for the Future Foundation and Casa Museum Fernando Namora as associated partners.

This is an innovative event, which will take place in twelve municipalities affected by the fires, and intends to take books and writers to the most unusual and unpredictable places, such as factories, fields, beaches, churches, markets, locals where people work, live and socialize, the books go to meet people because they miss them too.