“FREESPEAK” – A PEN Melbourne Project in collaboration with IFLIT* and ‘The Light In Winter’
Cross cultural poetry/translation/music salon at Beer Deluxe upstairs, Federation Square, Melbourne, 2 pm Saturday 16th June 2012. This is a FREE EVENT.
A celebration of cultural diversity bringing together local non-English-speaking-background poets, their translators and musicians to promote poetry, translation and its publishing.
Hidayet Ceylan (Turkish) & Matt Hetherington (English)
Nguyen Tien Hoang [Thường Quán] (Vietnamese) & Gig Ryan (English)
Anne Talvaz & Jennifer Harrison (French & English): read by Christine Matthieu (French)
The following poets will include musical interpretations as well as translations:
Thanh Van Le & composer/musicians (Vietnamese & English)
Rochelle D’silva (Hindi & English – mother tongue, Konkani)
Lauren Williams (Spanish & English)
Ajak Mabia (Dinka/ English)
This event kindly sponsored by CAL (Copyright Agency Limited)
ACMI Cinema, Federation Square, Saturday 16th June 2012 at 6pm
Alex Skovron & Jacques Rancourt with Judith Rodriguez
A PEN Melbourne Project in collaboration with IFLIT, The Light In Winter and the Paris-based Franco-anglais Poetry Festival.
PEN Melbourne vice-president and poet, Judith Rodriguez, interviews Melbourne poet Alex Skovron and his French translator Jacques Rancourt with live internet-link to the Paris Franco-anglais Poetry Festival. Poetry readings in English and French. A FREE EVENT.
Sponsored by PEN Melbourne & hosted by PEN committee member Elaine Lewis.
*IFLIT (International Festival of Literatures, Ideas and Translation) is a cross-cultural celebration of Literatures and the Arts. Details and bookings