North Wales International Poetry Festival 2013

Poets from all over Europe will be performing across north Wales in October during the second edition of The North Wales International Poetry Festival. The festival was founded in 2012 by Zoë Skoulding - who also curates the programme - in partnership with Translators' House Wales. 

Events will take place in Bangor, Aberystwyth, Mold, Caernarfon and Portmeirion. Dynamic new poetry in a range of languages from Armenian to Icelandic will be presented with Welsh and English translation. Welsh poets in both languages will also take part, bringing a local dimension to the gathering.

On Thursday the 17th, the winner of our Translation Challenge 2013 will be announced - 19.30, Terrace 3, Bangor University.

The line-up of internationally-acclaimed visiting writers includes: Josep Lluís Aguiló (Catalonia), Vassilis Amanatidis (Greece), Ondrej Buddeus (Czech Republic), Marie-Louise Chapelle (France), Manuel Forcano (Catalonia), Violet Grigorian (Armenia), Christine Huber (Austria), Doina Ioanid (Romania), Astrid Lampe (Netherlands), Bartlomiej Majzel (Poland), Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (Iceland), Hasmik Simonian (Armenia) and Martin Solotruk (Slovakia). Welsh poets taking part will include Karen Owen, Jason Walford Davies, Twm Morys, Rhys Trimble, Ifor ap Glyn and Nia Davies.

Visit the festival website and youtube channel for more details and films from last year's festival.

Thursday 17 –  Tuesday 22 October 2013
Various venues across North Wales
Tickets: Free - £8.00 per event

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