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3-nov.-2016 20:00

TRANSPOESIE 2016 continues in BOZAR

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival has been launched this fall for the sixth consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture based in the Belgian capital. The event is held every year on the occasion of the European Day of Languages and celebrates authors of foreign poetry. The festival will continue on November 3rd. The second literary evening will take place in the palace BOZAR in Brussels with five poets – Wioletta Greg, Fiston Mujila, Faraj Bayakdar, Lidija Dimkovska and Ricard Domeneck. The evening will consist of a poetry reading accompanied by projected translations.

The project aims at promoting multilingualism and cultural diversity in Europe but also at the work of translators as well as language teachers. Inspired by the successful and long-standing “Poems on the Underground” in London and “Wiersze w Metrze” in Warsaw, as well as similar projects run in various capital cities all over the world such as Paris, New York and Montreal, EUNIC Brussels brings European poetry in its original languages to the Brussels. The goal of the past five editions was to put poetry into the Brussels public space, in the tramways, the metro trains, the busses. This year the project is focusing on the quality of the poetry events and the launch of a brand-new website.

Wioletta GREG

Wioletta GREG (real name Wioletta Grzegorzewski) is a writer and translator of Polish origin, who was born in 1974 and currently lives in England. She published several collections of poetry as well as a prose. In 2015 she received the award "The Goldene Eule 2015" in Vienna. In the same year Wioletta was nominated for the Polish prize "NIKE" and also for the international award "The Griffin Poetry Prize." Her works are translated into English, Spanish, Catalan, French and Gaelic.

Fiston Mujila

Fiston Mujila was born in 1981 in Congo and currently lives in Austria. He was the recipient of the gold medal for literature at the 2009 Francophone Games in Lebanon for his text "The Night". The 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature was awarded to Mujila on 19 March 2016 for his debut novel “Tram 83”, having earlier in the month been announced on the longlist for the Man Booker International Prize. Tram 83 has been translated into English, Italian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish and German. Fiston Mujila

Faraj Bayakdar

Syrian poet and journalist Faraj Ahmad Bayrakdar was arrested in 1987 by the Military Intelligence on suspicion of membership of the Party for Communist Action. He was held incommunicado for almost seven years and suffered torture whilst in detention. In 1993 he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In 2000, he was liberated thanks to a presidential amnesty. Bayraqdar has published two collections of poems, “You Are Not Alone” (1979) and “A New Dance at the Court of the Heart” (1981). He is a winner of the Hellman/Hammett award 1998 and the 1999 American PEN Freedom-to-Write award. Faraj Ahmad Bayrakdar

Lidija Dimkovska

Lidija Dimkovska (born 1971) is a Macedonian poet, novelist and translator. She was born in Skopje and proceeded to obtain a PhD in Romanian literature at the University of Bucharest. She now lives in Ljubljana, working as a freelance writer and translator of Romanian and Slovenian literature. Her first book, the novel „Hidden Camera“ (2004), won the Macedonian Writers' Union award. It was also shortlisted for the Utrinski Vesnik award for the best novel of the year. Hidden Camera has been translated into Slovenian, Slovakian, Polish and Bulgarian. Another novel „Backup Life“also won the Macedonian Writers' Union award, as well as the EU Prize for Literature. Her book of poems „pH Neutral History“ was nominated for the Best Translated Book Award from the online literary journal Three Percent. Lidija Dimkovska

Ricard Domeneck

Ricardo Domeneck is a contemporary Brazilian poet, visual artist and critic, born on July 4, 1977. Currently, the poet lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Ricardo Domeneck has published four books of poetry. His texts have been translated into Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Slovenian and Arabic. He is also one of the editors of the online magazines Hilda and Modo de Usar & Co., and has conducted video interviews for other online magazines with artists and musicians such as Bat for Lashes, Ellen Allien, Heinz Peter Knes and Walter Pfeiffer, among others. Ricardo Domeneck


Entry: 8€ / 6€ 

When: 3rd November 2016 at 8pm

Where: BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

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BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brusel


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