Hay Festival 2017

Hay Festival 2017

Wales Literature Exchange are heading to the Hay Festival for a number of events translating Wales, and reading the world.

Awarding the Winner of the Translation Challenge 2017

Tuesday, May 30th, 5pm

Summer House (Hay Festival Site)

Wales Literature Exchange and Wales PEN Cymru 2017 Translation Challenge (English) Prize-giving, readings and performances by refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.
Light refreshments provided.


Poetry Connections Latvia-UK

Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm

Leading lights from Latvia’s vibrant poetry scene join contemporaries from Scotland and Wales for a unique reading in three languages. These award-winning poets will share newly translated poems, collaborations and experiments in a special event which reflects their friendship and celebrates the role art plays in building bridges between cultures.

With Alys Conran, Valts Ernštreits, Inga Gaile, Rhys Trimble and Ryan Van Winkle.
In association with Literature Across Frontiers and Latvian Literature ac part of Literary Europe Live.


Hay Mela: India meets Wales through Poetry
Ten poets from India and Wales will take part in a project organized by Literature Across Frontiers and partners to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

The project kicks off in May 2017 with performances by the Bangalore-based poet and translator Mamta Sagar at the Wales International Poetry Festival in Aberystwyth, Caernaforn and Bangor, and will continue with the first two residencies – in Swansea and Bala – followed by an event at the Hay Festival where the India-Wales project will celebrate a literary 'Mela' with Welsh poets Nia Davies, Sian Melangell Dafydd, Mamta Sagar and Keralan poet Anita Thampi.

With the support of Wales Arts International and British Council, Wales.

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