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European Poetry Festival 2019 : April 4th to April 15th
As the UK leaves its own continent over 70 of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic literary and avant-garde poets come to London, Norwich, Manchester, and Dublin for 9 events over 2 weeks.
April Thursday 4th - Norwegian poetry at Writers' Centre Kingston
Rose Theatre. New publications launched for the opening event of the fest.
April Saturday 6th : The European Camarade : Rich Mix, London
32 poets in 16 pairs from 25 nations. New performance collaborations.
April Sunday 7th : Back into the Mouth: celebrating Sound & Performance
Iklektic Artlab, London. Expect avant-garde / sound / conceptual poetry.
April Monday 8th : Swiss poetry in collaboration : Poetry Society’s Cafe, London. 6 contemporary Swiss poets collaborate with Britain-based counterparts.
April Wednesday 10th : Austrian poetry in collaboration : Austrian Cultural Forum, London. 3 contemporary Austrian poets collaborate with British counterparts.
April Thursday 11th : Latvian poetry in collaboration : Burley Fisher Books, London. 4 contemporary Latvian poets collaborate with Britain-based counterparts.
April Friday 12th : Norwich’s European Camarade : National Centre for Writing Poets from across Europe collaborate with Norwich based poets.
April Saturday 13th : Manchester’s European Camarade : The International Anthony Burgess Centre European poets collaborate with Mancunian poets.
April Monday 15th : European Camarade at Riverbank Arts Centre : Newbridge, Co Kildare, Dublin. Ireland Solo readings to close the festival.
March 28th - Leaving-our-own-continent Camarade : The Gulbenkian - Canterbury, Kent The night of Britain leaving it’s own continent is commiserated with poets from across Europe presenting new collaborations in pairs.
Past Events : 2019
January 26th - The Vienna Camarade, Austria
The EPF continues its travels across Europe with this one off special collaborative poetry event in Vienna, a city renowned for its remarkable innovative and literary poetry scene. Poets visiting Austria from a half-dozen nations perform alongside many brilliant Austrian poets, presenting new works for the night.
January 12th - The Ljubljana Camarade, Slovenia
Drawing on some of the most innovative and dynamic poets from the significant Ljubljana poetry scene alongside those travelling into Slovenia from across Europa this will be a unique evening of made-for-the-night live poetries.
November Friday 23rd 2018 : Babelsprech Eurovision Poetry : Torriano Meeting House, London
Multi-lingual poetry newly commissioned from over a dozen European and London-based poets, as part of the Europe wide Babelsprech project.
October Saturday 13th 2018 : The European Camarade : Rich Mix, London
A standalone celebration of collaborative poetry, bringing together over a dozen pairs of European poets to present brand new collaborations as a mid point event between festivals.
The inaugurual European Poetry Festival 2018
April Saturday 14th : The European Camarade in Middlesbrough : MIMA
The festival closes in the North East of England, where once more European poets will present collaborations with their English counterparts, many local to the area.
April Friday 13th : The European Camarade in Manchester
The festival leaves London and presents a night of new collaborations between poets local to Liverpool and those visiting from across Europe.
April Thursday 12th : Austrian Poetry in collaboration : Austrian Cultural Forum
Austrian and British poets collaborate and share new works just off Hyde Park in the heart of London, joined by many other festival poets
April Wednesday 11th : Polyphonic : Romanian Cultural Institute
A multimedia poetry show celebrating the Centenary of Greater Romania with readings by ten of the most talented Romanian poets.
April Tuesday 10th : Versopolis poets in focus : London Bookfair
Lithuanian and British poets celebrate the pan-European poetry platform and review, Versopolis.
April Monday 9th : Lithuanian Poetry in collaboration : The Poetry Cafe
Lithuanian and British poets collaborate and share new works at the home of The Poetry Society in London, joined by many other festival poets.
April Sunday 8th : Performance Literature & Sound Poetry :
Celebrating innovation in live literature with new solo performances by a dozen of Europe's most considerable avant-garde poets.
April Saturday 7th : The European Camarade : Rich Mix
The grand event of the festival. 32 poets in 16 pairs present brand new collaborations made for the night.
April Thursday 5th 2018 : European Poetry at Writers' Centre Kingston : Rose Theatre Opening the festival by the River Thames with readings from nearly a dozen European poets.