This major new inter-site festival – innovatively triangulated (quadrilaterated?) between Bangor, the National Writers’ Centre at Tŷ Newydd Llanystumdwy, and Aberystwyth – brings urgent global voices to Wales.
The Aberystwyth leg of the festival will be held on 5 October 2012 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Three events showcase the energies of international poetries and voices from Wales – and the necessary interchange between them.
Event 1 (free entry)
Arts Centre Cinema, 3.45–4.30pm
A Cartography of Welsh Poetries in English
Poet Damian Walford Davies offers a personal cartography of Welsh poetry in English: 7 poems, 7 cultural spaces . . .
Event 2 (free entry)
Arts Centre Cinema, 4.30–5.30pm
John Barnie in Conversation with Morten Søndergaard
Danish poet and novelist Morten Søndergaard in conversation with one of Wales’s most distinguished poets and former editor of Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, John Barnie, who has translated the Danish poet’s work into English. Including readings of Morten’s work, together with English translations.
Event 3 (£3.00)
Arts Centre Great Hall, 6.30–7.45pm
Poetry Reading: “Europe”
An evening of poetry that in different ways maps ‘Europe’ – a collaborative map by five Aberystwyth-based poets (Tiffany Atkinson, Matthew Francis, Richard Marggraf Turley, Katherine Stansfield and Damian Walford Davies), seven European poets (Eduard Escoffet, Anja Utler, Julia Fiedorczuk, Katerina Iliopoulou, Geroen Theunissen, Cia Rinne, and Estíbaliz Espinosa), and research students of the Department of English & Creative Writing, who will read the translated work – in English and in Welsh – of the visiting poets.
See http://northwalesinternationalpoetryfestival.org for the full festival programme