World Voices in Swansea!

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Multilingual World Literature in Swansea: over 30 authors, artists and musicians and more than 17 languages in a unique event series. Meet world writers & performers in events on Friday evenings in April, May & June.

Cymraeg

中文 繁體中文 عربى

español

فارسی русском

somali

हिंदी

Türkçe Deutsch

Polski

български

Ελληνικά

 italiano

français

 

 

Got plans for Friday night in Swansea?!

For 3 months, local cross-language writers and artists from around the world will be performing.

Wales PEN Cymru and Swansea University’s Cross-Language Dynamics research project present: Volcano Fridays

Our guests will perform in English and their other languages, chat with the audience, and present a chosen piece of music and an image or clip on the theme of ‘languages and communities’

  • Launch: Friday 7 April, following the the AGM (starting 6pm) of Wales PEN Cymru
  • Weekly events. Doors open at 7.30pm. Performances start at 8pm.
  • Venue:  Volcano Theatre: 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG. Continues until June.
  • Bar & home-cooked multi-continental food.
  • Live music curated by Huw Dylan Owen, author of Sesiwn yng Nghymru.
  • Free entry: a donation is requested for Wales PEN Cymru and Swansea’s refugee charities.

Multilingual World Literature in Swansea – Friday 7 April to Friday 23 June:

Find pictures of our previous events here.



Friday 2 June: NO SHOW

Friday 9 June: Swansea Poetry Slam at Cinema & Co


Friday 16 June – Arabic, Welsh, Spanish & …

maram 

Maram al-Massri  مرام مصري   – poet, born in Syria, based in France. She has published several books of poetry in Arabic and in EnglishFrenchItalian and Spanish translations, among other languages.

menna2

Menna Elfyn – celebrated poet in Welsh, President of Wales PEN Cymru.

humberto2

Humberto Gatica – poet and prize-winning photographer from Chile, from Swansea.

 

sharonmorris

Sharon Morris – Welsh poet and artist from London, artist in residence at Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Gallery.

 PLUS LIVE WELSH MUSIC: Dan Morris (fiddle)


Friday 23 June – Spanish, French & …

 josecif

Educational psychologist José Cifuentes has lived in Swansea since 1977 when he came as a political refugee from Chile. He has written his memoir of the Allende and Pinochet years in Spanish. His daughter Rocio (director of EYST) translated the text into English and also prepared the Spanish text for publication.

patriciarmj

Patricia Rodriguez Martinez Jones – researcher and translator of Afro-Colombian poetry, as well as Swansea University’s Director of Interpreting Studies and Employability.

zoeskoulding

Zoë Skoulding from Bangor – poet and French poetry translator, working with Jean Portante.

XVIII. Budapesti Nemzetközi Könyvfesztivál

Jean Portante, born in Luxembourg, is a prize-winning francophone novelist, poet and playwright and a translator from English, Spanish, Italian and German.

PLUS LIVE WELSH MUSIC: singer-songwriter Sian Richard