NORDIC POETRY FESTIVAL : OCTOBER 11TH - 17TH 2019
We are proud to announce a brand new festival, the Nordic Poetry Festival, coming October 2019. Featuring two dozen of the Nordic regions most innovative and dynamic literary and avant-garde poets, the NPF will evidence the unique and powerful contribution Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Sami peoples are making to 21st century poetry. With five events exploring collaboration and performance over one week, the festival will see events at Rich Mix and Burley Fisher Books in London, alongside visits to the National Centre for Writing in Norwich and York’s Jorvik Viking Centre.
All events are free to attend and doors at 7pm.
October Friday 11th - Opening of the NPF Exhibition opens at Burley Fisher Books, London
’I dream of a forest. But it’s a process’ with visual poetry by four Nordic poets plus readings on the night and an anthology launch
October Monday 14th - Nordic Norwich Camarade at the National Centre for Writing
Poets from across the Nordic region present new collaborations with writers local to Norwich as part of the NCW’s UNESCO Meet-the-World series.
October Thursday 17th - Nordic Poetry at Writers’ Centre Kingston
The festival closes at Kingston University with a focus on UK-based Nordic poets. Solo readings and performances at the Museum of Futures
With poets including Morten Søndergaard, Tiina Lehikoinen, Iman Mohammed, Ko Ko Thett, Inger-Mari Aikio, Ville Hytönen, Tommi Musturi,Endre Ruset, Silje Ree, Morten Langeland and many more.
NORDIC POETRY FESTIVAL : NORWAY A month prior to our debut festival in the UK, the NPF will visit Norway, for a mini-fest on the West Coast. With a readings and performances in Ålesund on September 17th and then a collaborative Camarade in Bergen the night following. Poets visiting from across Europe will bring the Nordic Poetry Festival beyond the UK’s borders.
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