With over 150 poets visiting the UK for a week-long celebration of poetry, Poetry Parnassus at the Southbank Centre in London is set to be the largest ever gathering of the world’s poets. Inspirational poets, spoken word artists and rappers from each Olympic country will perform their poetry in over 50 languages and dialects.There will be over 100 events taking place: from a World Poetry Summit which will tackle the issues facing the art today and masterclass workshops to edible poetry installations, a session on women’s erotic poetry, garden readings and a poetry tea party for children. Many of these events are free. Literature Across Frontiers is very excited to be involved and will be staging two of these events. We hope you can join us!
International Poetry Fair: Literature Across Frontiers Reading
Saturday 30th June 2012,Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall
Literature Across Frontiers celebrates a decade of making literature travel with three poets from Europe. Flemish poet Els Moors (Belgium), Katerina Iliopoulou (Greece) andAna Ristović (Serbia) join moderator Steven Fowler to read and discuss their work.