Vienna Lit is a literary
society whose aim it is to increase the popularity of English language
literature in Austria, with all its vitality and diversity of current literary
genres. At the heart of our work is the spoken word or “live literature”,
in other words literature which exists not only on paper but is also spoken
aloud, spoken about, staged and engaged in during readings, performances,
poetry slams etc., and which can turn a literary evening into a rousing event.
Lit organised two major literary festivals in 2006 and
2008 and has been curating and supporting readings, performances, workshops, authors’
tours, competitions, book groups, and projects in schools, in various locations
in Vienna ever since.