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The initiative invites new audiences to literary readings in private homes.

The (Sofa Readings) project brings literature by young Swiss authors to people’s homes – to private spaces like the common rooms of shared apartments, to courtyards, studios or even garden plots. Alternating hosts create an intimate context, waking the interest of new audiences. Engagement Migros has made the Swiss-wide launch of this fresh Initiative possible. To start off, the literature societies in Basel, Lenzburg, Central Switzerland and Zürich are on board as cooperation partners; the project plans to expand to French-speaking Switzerland in 2017.