Tartu International Literary Festival Prima Vista

06 May 2024 - 11 May 2024
Tartu, Estonia

The International Literary Festival Prima Vista is the main event of Tartu as a UNESCO City of Literature. The festival features many readings, presentations, lectures, workshops, and family events, aiming to bring together writers and readers and introduce various forms of culture. Prima Vista is dedicated to literature, to the written and the spoken word, but the festival programme also includes concerts and film nights, exhibitions and other forms of art which have connections with literature.

The theme of this year's festival is “Futures Better and Worse”. At the festival, writers, artists, academics, and culture enthusiasts from different countries take the stage to map out and interpret the societal fears and hopes related to the future in the most expansive and diverse way.

Taking place in numerous places around the city and being open to different ideas and ways of cooperation, the festival has built a strong and growing network around it, collaborating with a number of institutions, organisations, and venues from educational and cultural institutions, bookshops, museums, cultural factories and community societies to cafés and shopping centres.

Practical info

Pricerange per day


Directions & transport

Car park , Train/tram/bus


City center

Average attendence per day

500 to 2000 attendees

Art disciplines