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Trafika Europe Radio launches with 5 new literary podcast series!

Trafika Europe Radio – Europe’s literary radio station – is beginning its regular first season with 5 new podcast series, all launching this Sunday 17 May!

At the scheduled times, you can tune in and listen right here:

https://trafikaeurope.org/go/radio

Each episode will premiere this Sunday (17 May 2020) — followed by an encore streaming on Tuesday better timed for listeners far to the east, and then a second encore presentation on Thursday.

Here’s a brief summary of these 5 podcast premieres, followed by a complete description of each episode, including schedule for the two encore streamings.

Livestream Schedule · Sunday, May 17, 2020

12:00-12:26 PM EDT
Dalkey Archive Press: Black on White – Ep. 01 – Dumitru Tsepeneag

1:00-1:35 PM EDT
Swiss Literature Today – Ep. 01 – Peter Stamm

2:00-2:43 PM EDT
Women in Translation – Ep. 01 – Alima Hamel

3:00-3:44 PM EDT
Turkish Sofa – Ep. 01 – Açık Şiir

4:00-4:20 PM EDT
Bowery Poetry Speaks – Ep. 01 – Poul Lynggaard Damgaard



Below are all details of these 5 podcast series launches, with episode descriptions and full schedule including 2 encores during the week.



Enjoy!



((1)) Dalkey Archive Press: Black on White – Episode 01: Dumitru Tsepeneag

Host John O’Brien discusses Romanian author Dumitru Tsepeneag with Alistair Ian Blyth. The pair consider Tsepeneag’s personal history and works, and discuss his theory of oneirism, in which dream is a structuring principle of a literary text. Includes an excerpt from Vain Art of the Fugue. (26 minutes)

Premiere: Sunday 17 May 2020: 12:00 noon EDT in New York = 9am in California = 5pm in London = 6pm in Paris & Berlin = 7pm in Romania (etc.)

First encore (suited for our friends farther east): Tuesday 19 May 2020: 5:00am EDT = 10am in London = 11am in Paris & Berlin = noon in Romania = 2pm in Jerusalem = 4:30 in New Delhi = 8pm in Tokyo = 9pm in Sydney (etc.)

Second encore: Thursday 21 May 2020 12:00 noon EDT in New York = 9am in California = 5pm in London = 6pm in Paris & Berlin = 7pm in Romania (etc.)



((2)) Swiss Literature Today – Episode 01: Peter Stamm

Swiss-German author Peter Stamm discusses his latest novel to come out in English, The Sweet Indifference of the World, published by Other Press. Includes an excerpt in English read by translator Michael Hofmann. Musical selections are “Zauerli” by violinist Paul Giger and “Waltz for Verena” by Dino Saluzzi. (35-minute audio). This episode was made possible by kind support from the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and Pro Helvetia

Premiere: Sunday 17 May 2020, 1:00pm EDT in New York = 10am in California = 6pm in London = 7pm in Switzerland (and Paris and Berlin) = 8pm in Istanbul (etc.)

First encore: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 6:00am EDT (timed conveniently for our friends farther to the east) = 11:00am in London = noon in Switzerland, Paris & Berlin = 1pm in Jerusalem = 3:30pm in New Delhi = 7pm in Tokyo = 8pm in Sydney (etc.)

Second encore: Thursday 21 May 2020, 1:00pm EDT in New York = 10am in California = 6pm in London = 7pm in Switzerland (and Paris & Berlin) = 8pm in Istanbul (etc.)



((3)) Women in Translation – Episode 01: Alima Hamel

French-Algerian poet-singer-musician Alima Hamel writes poetry and songs in French and Algerian Arabic. Translator Anna Navrotskaya asks her about her experience as an artist between languages and cultures, and between poetry and song. She discusses her poetic influences and method, and she shares some elemental truths about women in culture. Includes several performance segments (43 minutes) This episode is fully bilingual (French-English).

Premiere: Sunday 17 May 2020, 2:00pm EDT in New York = 11am in California = 7pm in London = 8pm in France (and Berlin) = 9pm in Istanbul (etc.)

First encore: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 7:00am EDT (timed conveniently for our friends farther to the east) = noon in London = 1pm in Paris & Berlin = 2pm in Jerusalem = 4:30pm in New Delhi = 8pm in Tokyo = 9pm in Sydney (etc.)

Second encore: Thursday 21 May 2020, 2:00pm EDT = 11am in California = 7pm in London = 8pm in Paris & Berlin) = 9pm in Istanbul (etc.)

((4)) Turkish Sofa – Episode 01: Açık Şiir

Host Erkut Tokman speaks with 3 members of the avant-garde multimedia literary collective Açık Şiir, based in Turkey: Erkan Karakiraz, Neslihan Yalman, and Altay Ömer Erdoğen: Includes original songs in Turkish language based on participants’ poems. (44 minutes)

Premiere: Sunday 17 May 2020, 3:00pm EDT in New York = noon in California = 8pm in London = 9pm in Paris and Berlin = 10pm in Istanbul (etc.)

First encore: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 8:00am ET (timed conveniently for our friends farther to the east) = 1pm in London = 2pm in Paris & Berlin = 3pm in Istanbul = 5:30pm in New Delhi = 9pm in Tokyo = 10pm in Sydney (etc.)

Second encore: Thursday 21 May 2020, 3:00pm EDT in New York = noon in California = 8pm in London = 9pm in Paris and Berlin = 10pm in Istanbul (etc.)

((5)) Bowery Poetry Speaks – Episode 01: Poul Lynggaard Damgaard

Danish poet Poul Lynggaard Damgaard is interviewed in this fascinating conversation and performs his work – hosted by Andrew Singer (20 minutes)

Premiere: Sunday 17 May 2020, 4:00pm EDT in New York = 1pm, in California = 9pm in London = 10pm in Denmark (and Paris and Berlin) = 11pm in Istanbul (etc.)

First encore: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 9:00am EDT (timed conveniently for our friends farther to the east) = 2pm in London = 3pm in Denmark, Paris & Berlin = 4pm in Jerusalem = 6:30pm in New Delhi = 10pm in Tokyo = 11pm in Sydney (etc.)

Second encore: Thursday 21 May 2020, 4:00pm EDT in New York = 1pm in California = 9pm in London = 10pm in Denmark (and Paris and Berlin) = 11pm in Istanbul (etc.)

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XIX International Celebration Lake Orta: Poetry on the Lake

XIX International Celebration Lake Orta: Poetry on the Lake

This British-run festival celebrates poetry with readings, discussions, workshops, dance and music taking place in a myriad of locations around the lake, both on land and on water. The lake’s seductive and intimate setting attracts poets from the world over, who come to experience and share their work in one of Italy’s most charming locations.

Dromineer Literary Festival 2019

Dromineer Literary Festival 2019

The Dromineer Literary Festival has become well known and much loved as a friendly and intimate event and the location, on the banks of Lough Derg, certainly contribute to its charm.

Although called a literary festival, the events are more wide-ranging than this suggests, encompassing visual arts, film, crafts, and music. There are poetry and short story competitions and also special workshops for secondary school students.

It’s impossible to ignore the mighty Shannon River when you are in Dromineer, and the annual cruise and talk on Sunday afternoon aboard The Spirit of Killaloe has always been a popular part of the festival.

This is just a taste of what’s on offer and really its the pace, friendliness, and location of this festival that make it the special event it is. Get along if you can.

West Cork Literary Festival

West Cork Literary Festival

Now an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar, the West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages.  From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry readings and fringe events around the Chamber Music Festival, it has expanded into a varied and extensive programme of readings, talks and week-long workshops, growing more adventurous and imaginative with each year.

We are delighted to bring the finest Irish and international literary figures to West Cork every July – making exceptional talent accessible to local, regional and national audiences.  At the heart of the Festival is the practice and craft of writing, and in keeping with this Festival Director Eimear O’Herlihy devises a workshop programme second to none, designed to encourage and inspire novice as well as experienced writers.  Now in its 19th year,  the Festival is a social event, noted for its supportive and friendly atmosphere, and its personal touch.

Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

This year, the Poetry International Festival Rotterdam turns 50! The milestone makes it the oldest festival in the city, and one of the oldest in the country, with a wealth of history and highlights. Nobel Prize-winning poets once stood on Poetry’s stages as bright young talents, and the festival is both a shining example for, and founding parent of, poetry festivals worldwide. Poetry International celebrates its golden anniversary with an extra festive edition at de Doelen, which also hosted the debut festival back in 1970.

Trailblazing poets will deliver transformative work thrumming with the now. Unique fusions of poetry by engaging artists from the worlds of music, cinema, and dance amplify the power, the beauty, and the personal impact of poetry, here in the form of an intimate reading or workshop, there as a multidisciplinary theatrical poetry spectacle. Right in the heart of the city, inviting, challenging, unmissable.

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