I am happy to say the European Poetry Festival will return in 2019 bigger than last year, which was exceptional. We have over 100 poets involved, with nearly 70 visiting from across Europe, and there will be 12 separate events. www.europeanpoetryfestival.com
Lots of the specific and concrete details are to follow for the official programme launch in February but for now we can confirm the dates and venues below and poets visiting will include:
Fabian Faltin, Maja Jantar, Leonce Lupette, Sophie Carolin Wagner, Morten Langeland, Jon Stale Ritland, Endre Ruset, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset, Katerina Koulouri, Iris Colomb, Serena Braida, Astra Papachristodoulou, Theodoros Chiotis, Michelle Steinbeck, Michael Fehr, Vanni Bianconi, Daniele Pantano, Patrick Savolainen, Simone Lappert, Olga Stehlikova, Andras Gerevich, Alessandro Burbank, Ricardo Marques, Amadej Kraljevic, Anastasia Mina, Muanis Sinananovic, Dragan Todorovic, Dovydas Laurinaitis, Simona Nastac and loads more!
Partners include Arts Council England, Austrian Cultural Forum, Pro Helvetia, Goethe Institut London, Latvian Literature, NORLA, National Centre for Writing Norwich, Manchester MET poetry library, International Anthony Burgess Centre, Lithuanian Cultural Institute, Balassi Institute and many others.
March 28th - Leaving-our-own-continent Camarade : The Gulbenkian - Canterbury, Kent
April Thursday 4th - Norwegian poetry in-focus at Writers' Centre Kingston : Rose Theatre, Kingston
April Saturday 6th : The European Camarade : Rich Mix, London
April Sunday 7th : Back into the Mouth - a celebration of Sound Poetry : IklectiK Artlab, London
April Monday 8th : Swiss poetry in collaboration : Poetry Society’s Cafe, London
April Wednesday 10th : Austrian Poetry in collaboration : Austrian Cultural Forum, London
April Friday 12th : Norwich’s European Camarade : The National Centre for Writing
April Saturday 13th : Manchester’s European Camarade : The International Anthony Burgess Centre
April Monday 15th : European Camarade at Riverbank Arts Centre : Newbridge, Co Kildare. Ireland
O it’s going to be great this year.