The 2nd International Sound Poetry Festival in Memory of Zurab Rtveliashvili is a multidisciplinary poetry festival in the Swedish city, Uppsala
The festival was introduced in 2021 to commemorate internationally known, Zurab Rtveliashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia. He was a guest writer in Stockholm and was heavily involved in Uppsala Centre for Literature’s activities. The festival features poetry reading, music, discussion and placard poetry manifestation on streets in Uppsala city centre.
This year the festival will be held during the International PEN’s annual congress in Uppsala.
Thursday 29 September, kl. 14.00-19.30Litteraturcentrum/Studiefrämjandet (Ljusbärargatan) - Stora Torget - Uppsala slott - University Building - Kulturkvarten Walmstedska - Uppsala City Library
Venue: Glass Garden, Uppsala City Library
Poets of diverse languages from different countries and all continents including artists from Uppsala will read their poetry, play music and talk about literary scenes.
Poets from different countries/PEN centres who are taking part in International PEN Congress in Uppsala and are interested to participate in this festival are welcome to participate in the festival.
Participating poets, writers and artists from Uppsala, Stockholm, Wales, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Ukraina, Italy, Canada m fl:
Myay Hmon Lwin from Myanmar
Prakash Raj and Bhishma Upreti from Nepal
Salma Bani, Bangladesh/Canada
Pavlo Bilyk from Ukraine / UK
Carl-Johan Bachofner, leader of placard poetry
Judit Lingon Szeles
Martin Suparno Ekström
Roland N Ngijol
Agnes & Joel (music)
Anisur Rahman and more.
Olga Granlöf presenterar gruppen och berättar om hur barn - ungdomsgruppen jobbat med sina texter. Olga läser egen översättning av dikten skriven den 28/2 2022, i Kiev, av ukrainsk poet Oksana Gandij ”ingen har berättat för mig”.
Hjalmar de Jong
The festival offers proximity to the performer, mingling, informal meetings and spontaneous conversations for participants, students and audiences, both local and international. It promotes and creates collaboration opportunities, exchanges, network dialogue, skill development, meeting places, opportunities to perform and more! Through the length of the festival, we want to make it possible for participants, both performers and audiences, to get to know each other and create connections that last for a long time.
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In collaboration with: Uppsala City Library, Uppsala Skrivarakademi, Uppsala kommun, Region Uppsala, Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Academy, Studiefrämjandet, Swedish PEN
Programgrupp: Mattias Tengstrand, Marie-Louise Bahati, Nicklas Hovberg, Anisur Rahman, Seynab Haji, Vincent, Claes Mattsson, Joel Öhlund