Sí£o Tomé Literary Festival

Sí£o Tomé Literary Festival

The Arte Institute in partnership with the Portuguese Embassy in São Tomé e Príncipe and the Camões Institute has the pleasure to present the São Tomé Literary Festival on the island of São Tomé from 5th to 9th of April.

April 5
Talk with Odete Semedo & Ondjaki
C. Cultural Português | 6pm

Music | Poetry
Olinda Beja & Filipe Santo
César Café | 10pm

April 6
Talk with Olinda Beja & Filinto Elísio
Casa da Cultura | 6pm

CPLP Short Film Festival – First Part
Casa da Cultura | 7pm

April 7
Talk with Natália Polesso & Afonso Cruz
Centro Cultural Brasil | 6pm
Performance with texts from de Afonso Cruz with invited artists from the São Tomé theater groups

TALK Café da Literatura
Pico Mocambo | 10pm

April 8
Theater Tchiloli Formiguinha da Boa Morte
Terreiro da Boa Morte | 3pm

April 9
CPLP Short Film Festival – Second Part

The invited writers will develop a few projects with the students from the local schools.


The first edition of the São Tomé Literary Festival brings together lusophony writers and artists in São Tomé between the 5th and 9th of April. Through multiple talks and scheduled activities we wish to bring the different tones of the Portuguese Language to the island, and promote new ideas and an open dialogue with all the ones that bring Portuguese words in their hearts.

Portuguese Embassy in São Tomé & Príncipe
Camões Institute
Brasilian Embassy in Sao Tome
Casa da Cultura
Pestana Hotel Group
César Café
Pico Mocambo