On 21 October Transpoesie comes again on the stage of the Hungarian Cultural Center. We look into the future together with 7 poets; we will listen to 7 different ideas to change the course of the world.
A big aim we know it. However, allow yourself to be inspired by their ideas and thoughts and maybe they can change your view of the world. Some of them will join us in person and others online from all over Europe. Each poet shares their work in their consecutive languages, with translations available.
#6 Seven Ways to Change the World
21/10 – 7PM @ Liszt Institute Brussels
10 Treurenebrg, 1000 Brussels
Celebrate poetry from around Europe and have the chance to discover European cultures and much more through poetry. Hear from the following:
- Eka Kevanishvili from Georgia is a poet and journalist with an MA in International Journalism from Tbilisi State University. She has worked for various Georgian newspapers, for ‘Green Wave’ radio station and as a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Her interests are Women’s rights, feminism, minorities, LGBTQI community, socially marginalized groups, internal politics, healthcare, education, internally displaced people, and literature.
- The Hungarian participant, Mari Falcsik is a poet, editor and translator, holding a MA in Hungarian literature. Six volumes of her poems have been published by the leading Hungarian publishing houses. Within the framework of Térey Scholarship, she has been working on a poetical play for voices – the voices from her home area, Buda, the scene of her childhood and young years, about its colourful society.
- Dagur Hjartarson from Iceland was born in Fáskrúðsfjörður and lives currently in Reykjavík. His first novel, The Last Confession of Love, was shortlisted for The European Union Prize for Literature in 2017. Hjartarson has also been awarded the Tomas Gudmundsson Poetry Prize, the Icelandic Literature Center's Newcomer's Grant, and the Jon ur Vor Poetry Prize.
- Donatella Bisutti from Italy is a Milan-born poet, narrator and essayist. She graduated from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, and she is a professional journalist. She has a longstanding collaboration with the "Almanacco dello Specchio Mondadori", both with her own texts and by presenting, for the first time in Italy, contemporary poets such as Edmond Jabès and Bernard Noël.
- Nandi Jola from Northern Ireland is a poet, storyteller and playwright born in South Africa. Growing up under the apartheid regime, resiliently and defiantly, Nandi started writing poetry at the age of fourteen. Living most of her life in Northern Ireland, her work reflects both Belfast and Africa, personal learning of her South African identity and the many connections that the people of Ireland have with South Africa.
- Julia Fiedorczuk from Poland is a writer, poet, translator, researcher and a practitioner of ecocriticism emphasizing the world-making power of literature. Her work foregrounds the relationship between human beings and their planetary environment.
- The Portuguese João Luís Barreto Guimarães is a Breast Reconstructive Surgeon, born in Porto, who teaches Poetry to ICBAS Medical Students at University of Porto. Yes you hear right. He has also published eleven poetry books since 1989, and his poems have been published in anthologies and literary magazines. He has read at literary festivals in Spain, México, Croatia, Germany and USA, and Serbia (here only via video).
Please note that hygienic measurements for public safety will be in place. Registration to the public event at the Liszt Institue is required.
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