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.
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.
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.
Join us for Where Light Falls, a spectacular installation of light, history and poetry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the fifteen festival days, more than 150 various events take place: poetry readings, the evening of the “Poetry Spring” laureates, author evenings of outstanding poets, readings of young authors of the performing poetry evening, student readings, poetic performances, evenings of the festival guests, evenings, designed to commemorate classics of Lithuanian literature and famous poets, poetic-musical improvisations, parties, opening exhibitions, etc.
Festival events attract not only Lithuanian, but also foreign listeners (from countries, where there are large Lithuanian communities). The annual international conference of poets and critics is held, where current topics from the world of literature are discussed.
La Feria del Libro, Buenos Aires' international book fair, is one of the most important annual literary events in the Spanish speaking world. It takes place each April in Argentina, and is made up of ince than 1,000 events, including book launches, debates and, in 2018, a reading marathon.