Reading on the Aurelia Lassaque tour for LAF in London on December 13th

Aurélia Lassaque on tour in the UK

10th - 13th December, 2012
Bangor, Oxford and London
French-Occitan poet Aurélia Lassaque embarks on a UK tour to launch her first book of poems in English translation Solstice and Other Poems, translated from the Occitan by James Thomas. LAF is cooperating with her publisher Francis Boutle, specialists in poetry from endangered language, to stage a series of events across the UK starting in Bangor in cooperation with Poetry Wales and the Univeristy of Bangor, continuing on to Oxford and finally in London in cooperation with Maintenant. Join us to hear from this remarkable new voice in Occitan poetry.
TOUR DATESAurelia Lassaque, by Eric Teisseidre

Bangor, Monday 10th December

6.30pm, Palas Print Bookshop, High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NU
In cooperation with Poetry Wales and Bangor University

Oxford, Wednesday 12th December
7pm–9pm, Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6AA
With poets Lucile Deslignères, Sabine Chaouche and Claire Trevien, and Galician piper Manolo Panforreteiro.

London, Thursday 13th December
Time tbc, Housman’s Book Shop,  5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX
in cooperation with Maintenant
with UK-Catalan poet Jessica Pujol and London-based Amy KeySJ Fowler, Nia Davies and other poets tbc

Aurélia Lassaque
 is a poet writing in French and Occitan. She is interested in the relationship between poetry and the visual arts and has worked with a number of artists (Julie Baugnet, USA, Robert Lobet, France, Adriana Civitarese, Italy, etc). In 2010 she was artistic director of the Festival of European and Mediterranean Minority Literatures (held in Italy). Her poems have been translated into English, Italian, Austrian, Basque, Brazilian, Catalan, Spanish and Finnish for numerous journals and anthologies. She is also a book reviewer for regional television and is currently completing her doctorate on Occitan baroque drama. She lives near Albi in the south-west of France.