On Saturday, the fourth Literary Street Festival was held on Koidula tänav in Kadriorg, Tallinn.
The aim of the Literary Street Festival is to draw attention to Estonian literature, literary heritage and literary public space. Various performances and discussions took place during the festival. There were also stalls selling books.
With each festival, the organizers also map the local cultural heritage.
In the first year (2017), a memorial bench for writer Mati Undi from Kadriorg was unveiled, in 2018, a memorial plaque was placed on the wall of Weizenberg 8 where poets Marie Under and Artur Adson once lived. In 2019, a memorial plaque was erected to writer and journalist Juhan Jaik. This year, translator, critic and writer Enn Soosaar will be commemorated with a memorial plaque.
Koidula tänav is named after Lydia Emilie Florence Jannsen (1843-1886), a teacher, editor, writer and poet better known by her pen name Lydia Koidula. She is considered the founder of Estonian theater.
At one end of the street there is the Anton Hansen Tammsaare Apartment Museum, at the other end the Museum of Eduard Vilde and in the middle, the apartment building built for Estonian writers, where many beloved writers also live today.
Kadriorg reading corner was also opened at the festival on the corners of Koidula and Faehlmanni.
Editor: Helen Wright