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7-9pm, 30 April
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA

How does the language of poetry deal with sex, trauma and the pressures of gender expectation?

Join us for an evening with award-winning Brazilian poet and artist Adelaide Ivánova, whose work explores sexualised violence in its many forms alongside the language used to address, challenge, and in some cases, excuse it.

Adelaide will present readings from her latest book, published by The Poetry Translation Centre, with new translations by poet Rachel Long and translator Francisco Vilhena. There will also be performances by three poets from Octavia, a London-based poetry collective for womxn of colour, sharing newly commissioned poems in response to Adelaide’s work.

Please note: the conversation will be in English, with readings in both English and Portuguese.

Presented by Free Word in partnership with The Poetry Translation Centre and English PEN


PEN Translates 250 with Daniel Hahn
7pm, 6 May
Brighton Festival

Since its launch in 2012, PEN Translates (the English PEN scheme to promote translation for books from other languages into English), has supported 250 titles. Amongst the authors it has brought us are widely recognised award-winners such as Alain Mabanckou, Han Kang and José Eduardo Agualusa

We mark this milestone at Brighton Festival in a panel, chaired by award-winning translator Daniel Hahn, celebrating the contribution of translation to the UK’s reading culture. Speaking with Daniel will be authors Yan Ge (China), Juan Pablo Villalobos (Mexico) and translator Sophie Hughes, whose work (The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán) was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.


In Translation: A Man Booker International Prize Panel
7pm – 8pm, 16 May
Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road

In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 21st May, we are proud to welcome a panel of the shortlisted translators for an evening of insight into the art of translation.

The event will include a discussion about their shortlisted works led by journalist, editor and literary critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

This event is presented in partnership with Foyles.

Tickets: £8 Standard / £5 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Student or Foyalty ticket, you’ll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you.


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