European Camarade : Manchester - April Saturday 13th 2019
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

The European Poetry Festival cames to Manchester once again with some of the finest modern poets of the thriving Manchester scene in collaborative pairs with writers visiting from across Europe. New performances made for the night in this unique Camarade event at the remarkable Anthony Burgess Centre.

The event featured Kim Campanello & Leonce Lupette / Harry Man & Krisjanis Zelgis / Scott Thurston & Simona Nastac / Tom Weir & Endre Ruset / Colin Herd & Morten Langeland / Martin Kratz & Inga Pizane/ Sophie Carolin Wagner & Maria Sledmere / Robert Sheppard & Patricia Farrell / Nell Osborne & Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset / Sarah-Clare Conlon & Jazmine Linklater / Tom Jenks & SJ Fowler / Tania Hershman & Christodoulos Makris

Generously supported by Manchester Met University on behalf of the new Manchester Poetry Library.

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The European Camarade : Manchester - April Friday 13th 2018
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

This grand European poetry celebration brought together some of the finest modern poets of the thriving Manchester scene in collaborative pairs with writers visiting from Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, France, Germany and Italy.

Featuring Rike Scheffler & Livia Franchini / Jon Stale Ritland & Harry Man / Iris Colomb & Serena Braida / Endre Ruset & Christodoulos Makris / SJ Fowler & Tom Jenks / Inga Pizane & Scott Thurston / Rimas Uzgiris & Robert Sheppard / Marius Burokas & James Byrne / Sarah Clare Conlon & David Gaffney/ Silje Ree & Yvonne Litschel


Plus The European Union of Imaginary Authors with readings from Robert Sheppard & Sandeep Parmar, James Byrne, Joanne Ashcroft, Patricia Farrell, SJ Fowler, Scott Thurston.

"Working in collaboration with an impressive team of real writers, Robert Sheppard has created a lively and entertaining anthology of fictional European poets, Twitters for a Lark, all of them supposedly members of the European Union of Imaginary Authors.

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There is no resultant ‘Europoem’, but a variety of styles that reflects the collaborative nature of the poems’ production, the richness of a continent. The works range from the comedic to the political, from the imaginatively sincere to the faux-autobiographical, from traditional lyricism to the experimental. Accompanied by biographical notes, the poets grow in vividness until they seem to possess lives of their own."