Transpoesie: Leire Bilbao

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Transpoesie: Leire Bilbao
  • 23
    Sep 2021
    21
    Oct 2021
    Brussels

A new edition of the Transpoesie  poetry festival is now underway in Brussels. The literary festival for linguistic diversity will run until 21 October. The motto for this year’s festival is ‘To be in the (k)now´, a play on words that explores the expressions ´to be in the present´ and ´to be aware´, encouraging participants and spectators to reflect on the possibilities of poetry as a means of social expression. Leire Bilbao will be representing Basque literature, the result of a collaborated effort between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the festival organisers, EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture).

The festival invites poets and others to explore poetry in the contemporary and post-pandemic present, sharing words from around the world through dozens of languages in a series of events.

Bilbao will take part in the festival at 6pm on September 30th at the Cervantes Institute in a round table discussion called ´Action or Inaction - The New Generation´ in Brussels. Miss Raisa (Catalonia), Len Pennie (Scotland), Jonas Gren (Sweden) and Marius Burokas (Lithuania) will also take part in the event. Further information is available online.

During the festival, poets will share their work in their own language, with translations into English, French and Dutch. The sounds of Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Faroese, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romanian, Scots, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish will also be heard at the Brussels event.

poetry festival is now underway in Brussels. The literary festival for linguistic diversity will run until 21 October. The motto for this year’s festival is ‘To be in the (k)now´, a play on words that explores the expressions ´to be in the present´ and ´to be aware´, encouraging participants and spectators to reflect on the possibilities of poetry as a means of social expression. Leire Bilbao will be representing Basque literature, the result of a collaborated effort between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the festival organisers, EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture).

The festival invites poets and others to explore poetry in the contemporary and post-pandemic present, sharing words from around the world through dozens of languages in a series of events.

Bilbao will take part in the festival at 6pm on September 30th at the Cervantes Institute in a round table discussion called ´Action or Inaction - The New Generation´ in Brussels. Miss Raisa (Catalonia), Len Pennie (Scotland), Jonas Gren (Sweden) and Marius Burokas (Lithuania) will also take part in the event. Further information is available online.

During the festival, poets will share their work in their own language, with translations into English, French and Dutch. The sounds of Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Faroese, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romanian, Scots, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish will also be heard at the Brussels event.

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