Tuesday 2nd August 2022 at 7 pm
A Force for Togetherness?
Poetry: A Force for Change?
A summer night of poetry, music and conversation
Anna Blasiak is a poet, writer, translator, journalist and literature co-ordinator of the European Literature Network. Anna writes poetry in Polish and in English. Her bilingual poetry and photography book (with Lisa Kalloo) is Kawiarnia przy St James’s Wrena w porze lunchu / Café by Wren’s St-James-in-the-Fields, Lunchtime (Holland House Books). She recently co-translated Renia’s Diary by Renia Spiegel as well as a book-length interview with a Holocaust survivor: Lili Stern-Pohlmann in conversation with Anna Blasiak. She is one of the editors of Babiniec Literacki.
Fouad M. Fouad is a poet and public health physician. Currently, he works as a professor at the American University in Beirut and a senior researcher at King’s College London. In 1980, Fouad was one of a group of younger Syrian writers to participate in the formation of the Aleppo University Forum, a group that made a novel contribution to modern poetry in Syria and the Arab region. He has published five collections, the most recent a bilingual Arabic-English (co-translation with poet Norbert Hirschhorn), Once Upon a Time in Aleppo (Hippocrates Press, 2020).
Poet, literary critic and editor of Vajeh (Word) magazine, she was born in the south-west of Iran. She has published four collections of poetry in Persian and her work has been widely translated. At an international poetry festival in France, her poems wer highly acclaimed and she was given the title ‘The Dawn of Literature’ in the culture section of Le Temps. Her first collection in English is The Planet of the Immortals (Exiled Writers Ink, 2021).
Maestro Tabla Player Yousuf Ali Khan
British Bilingual Poetry Collective
BBPC (British Bilingual Poetry Collective) is made up of poets and poetry lovers, with a focus on multilingual sharing of poetry for the purpose of mental wellbeing and community building.
Betsey Trotwood pub (first floor)
56 Farringdon Road
Pay in cash at the door (£5 or £3 for EWI 2022 members)