Litteraturcentrum Uppsala firar UNESCO:s internationella modersmålsdag med en poesifestival. Vi gästas av poeter från Danmark, Finland och Norge samt svenska poeter med olika språk.
24 februari: Kl. 10.00-12.00 – Wiks folkhögskola
Kl. 18.30-21.00 – Teater Blanca, Österplan 1, Uppsala
GÄSTER: Erling Kittelsen (Norge) och Cindy Lynn Brown (Danmark)
INLEDNING: Konferencier Anna-Lena Åberg, lärare på Skrivarlinjen, Wiks folkhögskola
POESI: Lars Burstedt (Sverige) läser Anisur Rahman (Sverige/Bangladesh)
SAMTAL: Hur viktigt är modersmål i poesi eller poesi i modersmål?
RÖSTER FRÅN WIKS FOLKHÖGSKOLA
POESILÄSNING: Magnus Dahlerus (Sverige), Erling Kittelsen (Norge), Cindy Lynn Brown, (Danmark) Jasim Mohamed (Sverige/Irak), Magnus William-Olsson (Sverige) och Zurab Rtveliashvili (Sverige/Georgien).
MUSIK: Roland Keijser
25 februari: kl. 09.00-10.00: Litterärfrukost, English Bookshop, Uppsala
med Erling Kittelsen, Cindy Lynn Brown och Anisur Rahman
Jan Smedh och Stina Björkelid från Bookshop hälsar välkomna.
Mer info: www.bookshop.se
Kittelsen had his debut as a poet in 1970. He has since than published several poetry cycles and collections, as well as fables, dramatic works and translations of poetry.
He is known for his dialogues, partly with colleagues and partly in the work with the translation of poetry from distant languages in relation to the Nordic language area like Arabian, Persian, Korean, Latvian and Sumerian. He also has poetical dialogue with the most ancient poetical traditions in the Nordic Countries – the Old Norse Poetic Edda where at first he translates the old text and than presents a contemporary literary answer. Erling is known as a writer who renews language, a poet and storyteller. He is a writer who moves in untraditional ways, both with the language in his books and dramatic works and his literary activity through events and happenings. His last play has been translated and performed several times in the Middle East.
He has received several literary prices, amongst them The Aschehoug Prize (awarded on a binding recommendation by the Norwegian Critics Organization) and The Dobloug Prize (awarded by the Swedish Academy).
CINDY LYNN BROWN
Cindy Lynn Brown, born 1973 in Århus, Denmark in a Danish/American family.
Poet and novelist with a degree in literature and creative writing. Also organizer of the annual international poetry festival Odense Lyrik. She won the literary award for poetry from the Danish Agricultural-culture foundation in January 2013. Her work has been translated into French and Croatian. Her latest publication is Mute, co-written with Anders Vægter Nielsen, 2013.