7th -10th October 2015

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The North Wales International Poetry Festival returns for a fourth time in 2015, with a series of readings and performances in Aberystwyth and Bangor October 7th-10th. Events will take place in both universities and at local venues. International poets will perform alongside Welsh writers with translations into English and Welsh.

Zoë Skoulding, the festival's Bangor University co-director, said: "Visiting poets bring different languages and perspectives that help us to see our own culture in new ways, and the continued presence of this festival is helping to build exciting connections between writers and audiences. This year we have a special focus on Croatia as well as poets from Latvia, Slovenia and Spain. We hope these events will provide a chance to encounter poetry in new ways, whether through discussions with the authors about their books, multimedia presentations, or the vitality of the live poetry reading."

North Wales International Poetry Festival is part of the Literary Europe Live project supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. It is hosted by Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities in cooperation with Literature Across Frontiers, Poetry Wales and Wales PEN, and with support from the Arts Council of Wales, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Croatian Writers' Association and Ministry of Culture of Croatia, Latvian Literature Centre and the Cultural Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Liverpool University and the Whistlestop Café.

Extracts from previous festivals can be found on our YouTube channel. More will be added over the coming months.

Previous festival line-ups can be seen here: 2014, 2013, 2012



Kārlis Vērdiņš (left) and Ivana Simić Bodrožić (right)


Wednesday 7th October

WORDS & WORDS &WORDS  

An evening of innovative poetry and spoken word curated by Mary Jacob and presented by Nia Davies.

With Oscar Martín Centeno, Jana Putrle Srdić, Kārlis Vērdiņš, Nikola Petković, Ivana Simić Bodrožić, Eurig Salisbury, Matthew Francis, Hywel Griffiths

Further details here

Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, 7.45

£5



Nikola Petković (left) and Marko Pogačar (right)


Thursday 8th October

PANEL DISCUSSION: BORDER POETICS: WRITING ACROSS FORMS

With Nikola Petković, Marko Pogačar, Ivana Simić Bodrožić, Jana Putrle Srdić, Kārlis Vērdiņš

Room 018, Main Arts, Bangor University, 15.00

FREE


Thursday 8th October

INTERNATIONAL POETRY LIVE WITH POETRY WALES EDITOR NIA DAVIES

Jana Putrle Srdić, Kārlis Vērdiņš, Rhys Trimble and Guto Dafydd.

Blue Sky Café, Bangor, 18.30

FREE



Jana Putrle Srdić (left) and Rhys Trimble (right)


Friday 9th October

NORTH WALES INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL:

CROATIAN POETRY IN TRANSLATION

Nikola Petković, Marko Pogačar, Ivana Simić Bodrožić.
Readings and discussion with Dr Zoë Skoulding, Bangor University.

Cledwyn Terrace Room 3, Bangor University, 18.00

WORDS AND BEYOND: AUDIOVISUAL POETICS

Oscar Martín Centeno

Introduced by Dr Diana Cullell, Liverpool University

Cledwyn Terrace Room 3, Bangor University, 19.00

FREE



Oscar Martín Centeno


Saturday 10th October

WHISTLESTOP WORDS AND MUSIC

Fiona Cameron: Launch of Bendigo
Spectralate: Launch of The Students' Companion / Cydymaith y Myfyrwyr
Ann Matthews: Launch of Losing Boundaries
Air Poems: students of Bangor University
FREE CHOWDER!

Whistlestop Café, Bangor Pier, 12.00 FREE



Fiona Cameron (left) and Spectralate (right)



Bangor University

Arts Council of Wales

poetry wales

Aberystwyth university

Whistlestop Cafe
LAF

Welsh Pen

Blue Sky Cafe

national lottery

contact us: admin@northwalesinternationalpoetryfestival.org