POETS OF THE FUTURE
  • 15/09/2020

POETS OF THE FUTURE”

Online roundtable focused on modern European poetry.

Friday October 16 at 8 pm CEST

Live on Social Media - Facebook

In partnership with VERSOPOLIS

A panel with young voices, poets and authors who are experimenting with the boundaries of the written word, who are looking for new ways to reach their public. Broadcasted live via social media (via Facebook live) from the four corners of Europe, the discussion will revolve among others around the possibility of engaging the young audiences socially and politically. The closing event of the 10th edition of the festival explores creative poetry forms and celebrates young poets of the future.

With:

Caroline SIMON - an arts student and poet with a free, engaged, and spiky tone, Simon is regularly featured in a Belgian poetry reviews, and a part of the Anthology of Young Luxemburgish Poets. She has toured the Grande Region as part of a reading tour and function as Luxemburgish poet in residence at the Printemps poétique transfrontalier in 2019.

Katja GOREČAN - a poet with a flair for dramaturgy, Gorečan is a young award-winning poet, recognised for her efforts in the biennale of Young Artists from Mediterranean Europe. Asides from her artistic work, Gorečan is socially active, working with the elderly people other marginalised groups, through different creative workshops.

Iona LEE - a widely published Scottish poet, illustrator and spoken word performer, Lee has made several apparitions on television and radio. Recognised internationally, Lee has performed her work all over the United Kingdom and Europe and even represented Scotland at the 2016 World Slam Championship in Paris. Lee is also the leader of a beat poetry band called Acolyte.

Maxime GARCIA DIAZ - a Dutch poet living in Amsterdam, Garcia Diaz writes about the Internet, bodies and sad girls as resistance fighters.  In 2018, she toured Flanders and the Netherlands with the Poetry Bus and won the 2019 Dutch Poetry Slam Championship. Additionally, Garcia Diaz has a newsletter where she shares her work and thoughts.

Stephen SEXTON - a productive and creative voice, Sexton has been widely published in Europe and the US, had has authored several award-winning poems and poetry collections. Asides from his poetry, Sexton has contributed to documentaries on BBC Radio Four and been featured on BBC Radio Three, and has performed his work from Athens to San Francisco.

 

Moderator: Aleš Šteger, Slovenian poet, writer, editor and literary critic.

  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • MuntPunt
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • LOFT 58
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Commission européenne
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Yunus Emre Institute