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“Soul Clap its Hands and Sing”: Moya Cannon (poet), Kathleen Loughnane…

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry Ireland
11 Parnell Square East
Dublin, D01 ND60 Ireland

Moya Cannon’s poems sing with a visceral attachment to the beauty of the earth. Deeply connected to the musical impulses of ritual and pattern that, across centuries, define us as human, her work is perfectly synergised with her sister-in-law Kathleen Loughnane’s exquisite and haunting harp playing. There’s a well-known maxim that says all art aspires to the condition of music. If true, then poetry surely comes very close to meeting it. Indeed, Irish poets and musicians have always cast a…

The Prince Who Married A Frog – Tales from Around The World

February 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Poetry Ireland
11 Parnell Square East
Dublin, D01 ND60 Ireland

Mother Tongues Festival 2018 and Poetry Ireland present bilingual storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder in an event for all the family. Es war einmal . . . In this bilingual storytelling session German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder will take her audience all around the world. Drawing on mythology and folklore from many different cultures, Simone will enchant you with tales full of adventure, mischief and dreams. Hear how a prince married a frog in Italy, how a rabbit defeated a lion in Africa…

Jeremy Gavron on Felix Culpa

March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Shakespeare and Company
37 rue de la Bûcherie
Paris, 75005

On 1 March we’re very happy to be joined by Jeremy Gavron—“one of our more innovative, quietly inventive and exciting novelists” (Ali Smith)—to read from and discuss his extraordinary new work, Felix Culpa, a novel made out of lines taken from a hundred great works of literature.  

Croatia: Music Text Image

March 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

An evening of Croatian music, words, art and wine. Listen to a live reading from the first full-length English translation of Uncle Maroye by Marin Držić - a Renaissance playwright from Dubrovnik, and forerunner of Shakespeare. A cast of five actors, including Filip Krenus (the translator) and Adele Anderson (Humanist singer of Fascinating Aida), will read the selected scenes from this comedy of greed, lust and mistaken identity! The musical component of the evening will be performed by violinist, Anda…

Global Queer Plays

March 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street
London, E8 3DL United Kingdom

Following a global call out that resulted in over 100 scripts being submitted, we are pleased to present 7 queer plays in translation or representing the wider English-speaking world that challenge, provoke and inspire. In 2018, the Arcola Queer Collective will present its fourth annual season of theatre and performance. In 2017, we presented forgotten and rediscovered plays from queer theatre history, from Mae West’s effervescent The Drag, and a new re-imagining of Edouard Bourdet‘s La Prisonnière, to a series…

Alicia Drake on I Love You Too Much

March 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Shakespeare and Company
37 rue de la Bûcherie
Paris, 75005

Join us as we welcome Alicia Drake, discussing I Love You Too Much, her sharp, beautiful novel about the loneliness of childhood set in one of the most elegant districts of Paris.

Johann Hari on Lost Connections

March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Shakespeare and Company
37 rue de la Bûcherie
Paris, 75005

This evening we’re discussing depression and anxiety with author Johann Hari, author of the new book Lost Connections called “wise, probing and deeply generous” by Naomi Klein and “a brilliant, stimulating, radical take on mental health” by Matt Haig. This event would promote the important conversation on mental health and would allow for a great discussion.

Paris Book Fair – Livre Paris

March 16, 2018 - March 19, 2018
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
Paris, 75015 France

Make a date for the 37th edition of Livre Paris, taking place from 24 to 27 March 2017 at Porte de Versailles! Created in 1981, the Salon du Livre de Paris, which became Livre Paris in 2016, is a book fair that brings publishers, French and international authors and over 150,000 avid readers together each year. A major cultural event in French public life, the book fair is highly appealing for its rich and varied programme and the many get-togethers it offers its…

London Book Fair

April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018
Olympia Conference Center
Hammersmith Road
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2018 LBF will celebrate its 47-year anniversary. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Technology’s role in scholarly publishing is becoming ever more important, and at the forefront of the digital revolution are…

4th Tbilisi International Festival of Literature

April 14, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Machabeli Street 13
tbilisi, Georgia

The Tbilisi International Festival of Literature (TIFL) is held in May each year, heading for its fourth run in 2018. The previous three festivals were the highlight of cultural life in Tbilisi, with an exciting program, fascinating speakers and guests, and high audience participation. The TIFL is hosted and organized by the Writers’ House of Georgia in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and a number of international organizations based in Tbilisi. The festival shares…

Book World Prague – 24rd International Book Fair and Literary Festival

May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Výstaviště Praha
Výstaviště 67
Prague, 170 90 Czech Republic

Book World Prague is a four-day event featuring numerous programmes for visitors: professional seminars and conferences, meetings with writers, author readings, presentations by publishers, and awards ceremonies for outstanding publishing and creative achievements. This year's focus will be on comics.

Hay Festival Wales 2018

May 24, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Dairy Meadows
Brecon Road
Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5PJ United Kingdom

Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be. Nobel Prize-winners and novelists, scientists and politicians, historians and musicians talk with audiences in a dynamic exchange of ideas. Hay Festival’s global conversation shares the latest thinking in the arts and sciences with curious audiences live, in print and digitally. Hay Festival…

Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

May 29, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam is organized by The Poetry International Foundation. The foundation aims to present quality poetry from the Netherlands and worldwide to an international readership, encouraging poetry translation, stimulating the international exchange of knowledge about poetry, and facilitating an international community of poetry readers. For the forty-ninth time Poetry International brings together the best poets from all corners of the world. In addition to poetry readings in a variety of languages the festival offers films, music, interviews,…

Festivaletturatura – Literature Festival of Mantua

September 5, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Mantua
Mantua, 46100 Italy

Festivaletteratura is devoted to cultural entertainment. Five days of encounters, workshops, thematic journeys, concerts and events with world-renowned poets and narrators, essayists, artists and scientists from all over the world, all inspired by a wide and intriguing interpretation of literature. Held every year at the end of summer in Mantua, since 1997. The 22nd Festivaletteratura will take place from 5 to 9 September 2018. The Festival plays host to world-famous writers and poets, some of the most interesting voices from…

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