News/ 20 October 2020
Felix Poetry Festival 2020
Digital readings and poetry pleas
Because of covid-19 pandemic, the festival in Belgium is postponed to October and will be presented in a digital way. Four remarkable European emerging poets will take part: Samantha Barendson (France), Carmen Camacho (Spain), Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (Iceland) en Gjoko Zdraveski (North-Macedonia).
Their work is translated into English and Dutch. The trilingual booklets will be presented to the public during the digital poetry programs. Thereafter the booklets are available for free in Poëziecentrum, Ghent. (While supplies last.)
VERSOPOLIS Poetry Talk will be held on Wednesday, 21st of October
Cultural journalist Virginie Platteau will have an online conversation with the European poets who will offer an insight in their work. They will throw a light by discussing the most urgent motifs and by reading one of their most characterising poems. The talk will be held in English. The poems will be read in their original language.
Join at www.poeziecentrum.be and Facebook at 20 o’clock. For free!
The recording remains on the website, the public can watch it later (again).
VERSOPOLIS x Felix Poetry Festival on Saturday 24th of October
Versopolis poets will recite several of their poems in the original language, safely seated in their respective homes or offices, Dutch subtitles will, of course, be available. They will be flanked by two Dutch Versopolispoets: Moya De Feyter (BE) and Nyk de Vries (NL). A defence for poetry by the important writer Joke Van Leeuwen will officially be presented in this program. The celebrated Dutch writer Johan de Boose is hosting the event.
Join at spotlight.arenber.be at 15 o’clock. For free!
For whoever might miss the event, it will remain available online.