This week, five Latvian poets are attending the European Poetry Festival in the UK and Ireland, with readings held in London, Norwich, Manchester, and Newbridge.
Poets Inga Gaile, Krišjānis Zeļģis, Inga Pizāne, Artis Ostups and Madara Gruntmane will be taking part in the European Poetry Festival from 11th until 15th April. The event has brought together over 70 of Europe’s most innovative avant-garde poets.
On 11th April, 19:30pm, Inga Gaile, Krišjānis Zeļģis, Inga Pizāne and Artis Ostups will be collaborating with four British counterparts for a performance “Latvia in London” where they will be reading works created specially for the occasion in international pairs. On 12th April, 19:30pm, Inga Pizāne and Krišjānis Zeļģis will perform a reading in Norwich; on 13th April, 19:30pm both poets will be performing in Manchester. On 15th April, 19:30pm, in Newbridge, Ireland, Latvian poet Madara Gruntmane will be reading her works.
Since 2017, the Latvian Literature platform has put together numerous poetry translation workshops with attendees from Latvia and the UK, ensuring long-term partnerships and high-quality translations of Latvian poetry into English, which now have in turn provided Latvian authors with opportunities to participate in various international poetry festivals in the UK and all over Europe.
The European Poetry Festival is taking place from 4th until 15th April with 9 events over 2 weeks.
More about the festival: HERE
More about Latvian authors abroad: HERE