The next edition of The Script Road–Macau Literary Festival will take place between March 15 and 24, 2019, at Naval Yard 1 and other spots around the city. Its first confirmed performer is Portuguese singer and composer, Salvador Sobral, with more to be announced! For this year, the Festival will host more than 30 events throughout the city, with cinema sessions at Alegria Cinema, Passion Cinematheque, art exhibition at Art Garden and Navy Yard 1, and a concert at Broadway Macau.
This 2019 is an homage to poetry, so there will be several activities related to it: from conferences and talks with authors like Miguel Sousa Tavares, José Luís Peixoto, Michael Shelden, or Caroline Petit, to movie screenings of Empire Hotel, San Va Hotel, Behind the Scenes, Melville in Love and many others. Taiwanese band Wednesday & Bad to the Bone and local artists also have a place in this event.
The Festival began as the first and largest gathering of literati from China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries ever organised in the world. In recent years, the Festival has gained popularity, becoming an international event that welcomes renowned writers, publishers, translators, journalists, musicians, filmmakers and visual artists from various geographies and nationalities. The 2016 edition of the Macau Literary Festival brought together authors of 12 nationalities, including US writer Adam Johnson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2012 novel The Orphan Master’s Son. In 2017, the Festival gathers more than 60 guests from over 20 regions and countries, among them two Man Booker Prize 2016 finalists, Madeleine Thien and Graeme Macrae Burnet.
When: March 15–24, 2019
How much: Free admission for workshops, conferences, jam and cinema sessions
Salvador Sobral’s concert – MOP $200 per person
Tickets are available here
For more information, go to their website