Events
2020
04
March
Scotland
Scotland's International Poetry Festival

StAnza 2020 will take place from 4 to 8 March 2020, with an eve-of-festival workshop on 3 March. The core programme for StAnza 2020 will be launched online on 30 November.

 

More: http://www.stanzapoetry.org/

2019
06
December
Guildford, UK
'At the Edge of Town': chapbook poetry at the Guildford Spike

This event sees the launch of Guildford poet Susie Campbell's new chapbook of poems and photographs, 'I return to you', inspired by a Christmas visit to the Guildford Spike. In addition, this night will be a celebration of chapbook poetry, featuring three other local poets whose chapbooks have been published by Sampson Low Ltd. Lucy Furlong, Astra Papachristodoulou and Julia Rose Lewis are exciting, acclaimed poets who live in or near Guildford.

 

More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/at-the-edge-of-town-chapbook-poetry-at-the-guildford-spike-tickets-71395127749?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

2019
05
December
Berlin, Germany
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2019

With the poet: Özlem Özgül Dündar (Germany) Music by: Rowan Coupland (England)
Hosted by: Marie Kaiser | Guest of Honour: Jochen Kuhn

We are celebrating the opening of this year’s ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin together with guests, film makers and poets. We present a film preview of the highlights and programme focuses. Guest of honour will be Jochen Kuhn, artist and film maker. Poet Özlem Özgül Dündar is reading. As part of the focus on the United Kingdom, the British musician Rowan Coupland is playing.

 

More: https://www.haus-fuer-poesie.org/en/literaturwerkstatt-berlin/events/current-events/festivaleroeffnung

2019
27
November
Berlin, Germany
Science and Science Fiction

The first event of the series Wissen der Dichtung part II is set in the future, between poetry and science. Two poets whose works oscillate between science and science fiction meet.

In his poems, Oswald Egger (born in 1963 in Tscherms, South Tyrol) is roaming through nature dispersing in a biological-fantastic taxonomy or doing basic research on the correlation between poetry and mathematics. Aase Berg's (born in 1967) poetry combines science fiction, dystopia, horror and trash with physical laws of the creation of earth.

Aase Berg and Oswald Egger will be reading poems and talking about the future of poetry – that might as well be the future of science – with Asmus Trautsch.

More: https://www.haus-fuer-poesie.org/en/literaturwerkstatt-berlin/events/current-events/science-und-science-fiction

2019
19
November
Berlin, Germany
Sami Poetry

Poetry has always been the predominant genre of Sami literature. On this evening, three poets from Sweden, Norway and Finland will read their texts and talk about Sami poetry: Johan Sandberg McGuinne, Sigbjørn Skåden and Inger-Mari Aikio.

 

More: https://www.haus-fuer-poesie.org/en/literaturwerkstatt-berlin/events/current-events/samische-dichtung

2019
14
November
Coventry, UK
Where Light Falls - Coventry Cathedral

Join us for Where Light Falls, a spectacular installation of light, history and poetry.

 

https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/visit/where-light-falls/coventry-cathedral/

2019
02
November
Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong
European authors in Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong

Four European authors – Selja Ahava (Finland), Harkaitz Cano (Basque Country, Spain) Inga Gaile (Latvia) and Caryl Lewis (Wales, United Kingdom) – will tour South East Asia in early November to meet audiences and fellow authors from the region. They will appear at the Singapore Writers Festival, and take part in the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) Conference programme in Macau and in a reading organised by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and its editor Tammy Lai-Ming Ho, a poet, academic and President of PEN Hong Kong.

 

More: https://www.lit-across-frontiers.org/events/european-authors-in-singapore-macau-and-hong-kong/

2019
11
October
United Kingdom
Nordic Poetry Festival

A hugely successful debut festival, celebrating the most innovative and dynamic contemporary Nordic poets in the UK, with events in London, Norwich, York and Kingston-upon-Thames alongside an exhibition and anthology.

 

https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/

 

2019
16
September
New York
Brooklyn Book Festival

Taking place in New York every autumn, Brooklyn Book Festival is free to the public, with tickets to events allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The festival includes a children's day and Bookend Events, which take place across the city.

 

https://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

2019
05
July
Ledbury
Ledbury Poetry Festival

Taking place over 10 days every July in the market town of Ledbury, close to the Malvern Hills, Ledbury Poetry Festival attracts poets from over the world. It has been running for more than two decades, and also has a year-round programme for new and emerging writers.

 

https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/

 

 

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