NORDIC POETRY FESTIVAL : OCTOBER 11TH - 17TH 2019
We are proud to announce a brand new festival, the Nordic Poetry Festival in 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. Link in titles.
October Friday 11th - Opening of the NPF Exhibition opens at Burley Fisher Books, London
with visual poetry by four Nordic poets plus readings on the night and an anthology launch, with more information here
October Saturday 12th - The Nordic Camarade at Rich Mix, London
The grand event of the festival! 20 poets in 10 pairs present brand new collaborations made especially for this night, with more information here
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 with more information here.
October Tuesday 15th - Nordic York Camarade at the JORVIK Viking Centre
The home of Nordic history in the UK hosts a night of new collaborations between visiting Nordic poets and York based writers with more information here.
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 more information here
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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