Poet and writer, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, will travel to Poland, to attend Station Literature this week. The festival, established over 22 years ago, will be held from 8 to 9 September in Stronie Śląskie and Sienna.
Organised by Biuro Literackie, the festival brings workshops, round table discussions, concerts and promotions. This year’s festival theme is Life, Love, Death, with a special emphasis on links between poetry and contemporary music.
It will present emerging Polish and European writers, fresh Polish translations of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith, publishers, editors and musicians. More than 30 writers will participate in the festival, among them internationally acclaimed Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, and authors selected by Literary Europe Live as New Voices from Europe.
Llŷr Gwyn Lewis was selected as on of the Ten New Voices for 2017, announced at the London Book Fair, as part of an innovative project, Literary Europe Live (LEuL), led by our sister organisation Literature Across Frontiers (LAF). Writers from the list also appearing at the festival include Bosnian writer and translator Asja Bakić, Belgian poet and performer Charlotte Van den Broeck, Polish writer and multimedia artist Bronka Nowicka.
The festival will also hosts European Culture Forum, a series of round tables with European publishers, editors and event organizers who will discuss new literary trends and developments.
The festival will also feature a film New Voices from Europe made by Bronka Nowicka and Wieńczysław Dębiński.
Station Literature is a part of the Literary Europe Live project, co-ordinated by our sister organisation, Literature Across Frontiers, and supported by Creative Europe.
More details about the festival can be found here.