London Book Fair 2018 Market Focus Program

London Book Fair 2018 Market Focus Program




Ieva Flamingo participates in Imagine Festival in London: Exhilarating Entertaining Poems

In the mood for some exhilarating, entertaining poetry? Then head to the National Poetry Library for this special Imagine poetry reading for 8 to 11-year-olds and their grown-ups.

Featuring Ieva Flamingo and her translator Richard O’Brien, Amina Jama and Dean Parkin.


National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall

3 PM

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Ieva Flamingo participates in Verve Festival in Birmingham: Ieva Flamingo & Richard O’Brien: Poems about School

It isn’t easy being a kid, especially in the noisiest class in the school. Would it be better if you could smuggle a cat in? Join Latvian poet Ieva Flamingo and translator Richard O’Brien for this bi-lingual reading of poems from The Noisy Classroom.

Waterstones, 24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL, United Kingdom

2 PM

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Reading by Nora Ikstena 

Embassy of Latvia in London, 45 Nottingham Pl, Marylebone



Nora Ikstena participates in Peirene Spring Salon

Evenings of literature, conversation, dinner and wine.

‘A combination of fringe theatre, psychiatrist’s couch, conversazione society and flirtation parlour, the Peirene salon is unlike any other literary gathering.’  – John Walsh, The Independent

Peirene’s 2018 Spring Salon will star Latvian writer Nora Ikstena, author of Peirene No. 25, Soviet Milk – the literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm.

Peirene Press Ltd, 17 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BB, United Kingdom

7 PM

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Inga Gaile, Madara Gruntmane, Marija Luīze Meļķe participates in Birmingham Multicultural festival

For thousands of years, people from different parts of the world have gathered in Britain. Millennia ago the invading Roman soldiers came to UK; the shores of this great land gave shelter to Dutch merchants; ill fated slaves had been brought here from Africa five hundred years ago. Two World Wars brought people from all corners of the globe; the South Asian nations came to UK to serve the ‘Queen and the Country’. People from different nation, religion, caste came to UK to find a better a future.

All these people brought their language, culture and heritage with them. This mixture and explosion of our different background enriched the culture of Britain. In London alone people speak 250 languages every day which makes it the world's most multilingual city! Birmingham, on the other hand, is no less remarkable- 110 languages are spoken here. The magnitude of this cultural variation is truly a remarkable feat of our diverse society. No wonder this diverse and strong culture is the beauty and strength of Britain, a place we all now call home.

Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2ND.

2 PM

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26.03. – 30.03.

Visiting Arts residency in Venstpils House