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Latviešu literatūrai veltītie sarīkojumi Lielbritānijā no 7. līdz 13.aprīlim

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Šogad prestižajā Londonas grāmatu tirgū Baltijas valstis savā simtgades gadā ir ieceltas īpašo viesu statusā un līdz ar to Londonā viesosies daudzi latviešu dzejnieki un rakstnieki, piedaloties dažādos interesantos pasākumus. Sēit var aplūkot plašo sarīkojumu programmu.

7 April @ 7:30pm

European Poetry Festival: The European Camarade

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Sergejs Timofejevs

30 poets in 15 pairs presenting brand new collaborations of literary performance made especially for the night. The Camarade is a way to bring together dozens of European poets to London to collaborate, perform and to build connections that will last for decades.

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

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8 April @ 6.00pm

Parthian Baltic poetry launch

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writers Madara GruntmaneEduards Aivars and Krišjānis Zeļģis

An evening of poetry and beer-tasting to kick off London Book Fair 2018 and celebrate the launch of Parthian Baltic, an exciting series of books showcasing the best writing from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Each country's poetry will be accompanied by a sample of its finest beer for a real Baltic sensory treat!

Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB

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8 April @ 7:30pm doors, 8pm start

European Poetry Festival: Performance Literature & Sound Poetry

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Sergejs Timofejevs

European poetry is going through a remarkable renaissance in avant-garde and innovative practise. A series of poets explore the possibilities of performance, liveness, space, time and sound. This event is a unique opportunity to witness first-hand the possibilities of an old art in a new century.

IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG

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9 April @ 2:30pm

Reading and a workshop for children by Luīze Pastore

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Luīze Pastore

Award-winning Latvian author Luīze Pastore will be running a workshop and talking about her new book Dog Town. Dog Town is a charming adventure story, full of surprises, wisdom and humour. It is Pastore`s debut in English published by Firefly Press Ltd.

For ages 8-12s

Moon Lane Ink, 300 Stanstead Road, London SE23 1DE

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9 April @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Being Baltic: At the crossroads of influence

Latvian writers participating Latvian writer Nora Ikstena

Explore the literary influences of European, Russian and Nordic cultures on contemporary Baltic authors! Three leading Baltic writers - Mihkel Mutt (Estonia), Nora Ikstena (Latvia) and Kristina Sabaliauskaitė (Lithuania) - join the discussion!

Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

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10 April – 20 May @ 9.30am - 6.30pm daily

Pop Up Creators Exhibition

Latvian writers participating: Latvian illustrators including Liāna Mihailova, Pauls Rietums, Roberts Rūrāns, Vivianna Marija Staņislavska, Zane Zlemeša, Sanita Muižniece

Pop Up Creators is an international exchange of 18 professional illustrators across the UK, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania working with multilingual groups of talented emerging artists. Guided by their mentors, the 150 young artists produced illustrated leporellos, published by Nobrow, Päike Ja Pilv, kuš! and the Vilnius Academy of Arts Publishing House.

Royal Over-Sees League, 5 Park Pl, St. James's, London SW1A 1LR

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10 April @ 10am – 11am

London Book Fair Seminar: Pushing the limits of graphic stories: spotlight on the Pop-Up creators project

Latvian writers participating: Latvian editor and artist Sanita Muižniece (magazine KUŠ!)

Join a panel of artists, mentors, tutors and publishers from the project to discuss their experience of the process and the main outcomes from it. The panel will explore how the innovative and eccentric styles of these young artists push the limits of the genre.

Children's Hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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10 April @ 10am – 11am

London Book Fair Seminar: From promotion to pitching seminar

Latvian writers participating: Latvian literary agent Vilis Kasims

This panel explores how publishers choose which books to translate and how literary translators and cultural institutes can influence these choices. The panel will discuss how publishers, translators and cultural institutes can work together – from pitching through editing to promotion.

Literary Translation Centre, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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10 April @ 11:30am – 12.30pm

London Book Fair Seminar: Translating illustrated children's books: the challenges of text and image seminar

Latvian writers participating: Alīse Nīgale, director of the publishing house "Liels un mazs"

In many beloved children's books, text and illustration are inseparable. This poses a range of problems for translators and editors: what to? Join Emma Wright of the Emma Press, alongside Latvian publisher Alīse Nīgale, translation specialist Lawrence Schimel, and picturebook publisher Greet Pauwelijn for a discussion of how to get things across.

Cross-Cultural hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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10 April @ 1pm – 2pm

London Book Fair Seminar: Get connected to Baltic books! Publishing markets in the Baltics

Latvian writers participating: Renāte Punka, the president of the Latvian Publishers Association

When looking on the region, a usual question for an outsider is whether you can consider the Baltics as one market, or whether there are three separate markets.

Come and learn about Baltic book markets!

Cross-Cultural hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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10 April @ 1pm – 2pm

London Book Fair Seminar: A dialogue between poets: Baltic and UK poets explore memory and history

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Kārlis Vērdiņš

Maarja Kangro (Estonia), Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) - the author of six collections of poetry for adults and children, containing work that is gentle, vivid and intimate as it explores ideas of coming to terms with one’s self and Tomas Venclova (Lithuania) will discuss the political and aesthetic dimension of memory and history alongside British poets and chaired by Ellen Hinsey.

Poets’ Corner, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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10 April @ 4pm - 5pm

British Council Seminar: Revealed or lost in translation: literature from the Baltics

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Kārlis Vērdiņš

How much can be ‘lost’ or ‘revealed’ by translation? And how can we translate different genres such as poetry, folk songs, and dialects? Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian are very different languages, and their idiosyncrasies make them undeniably challenging to translate. Latvian writer Kārlis Vērdiņš and Estonian writer Maarja Kangro discuss their experiences.

Literary Translation Centre, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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10 April @ 7pm

Band Sigma concert "Mythemes"

This year, Latvian indie-rock band "Sigma" is releasing its second album "Mythologies", especially significant for the fact that all song lyrics are written by well-known Latvian poets - Kārlis VērdiņšInese ZandereMarts PujātsAnna AuziņaJānis RokpelnisInga Gaile and Uldis Bērziņš. Sigma will be performing songs in Latvian and English to celebrate Latvia’s participation at The London Book Fair 2018 and Latvia's Centenary.

St Ethelburga's, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

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11 April @ 9.15 AM

Literary breakfast with Introvert Latvian writers

Latvian writers participating: Madara Gruntmane, Artis Ostups, Sergej Timofejev

Start your LBF morning with literary discoveries and join us at the Baltic café for networking breakfast! We’ll be sharing some of the new Latvian titles coming out over the year in the UK. It’s a great chance to meet some of our writers and hear more from Latvia about the exciting literary adventures that await you. Breakfast pastries, tea and coffee will be offered.

Baltic Café, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

 

11 April @ 10am - 11am

British Council Seminar: Finding new voices: children's literature from the Baltics

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Luīze Pastore

Each of the Baltic countries has a flourishing children’s book market, previously little known in the UK. This panel discussion explores the publication choices of several UK children’s publishers and introduces the authors / illustrators and the books they have chosen to publish.

Children's Hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 11:30am – 12.30pm

London Book Fair Seminar: Promoting reading – experience and ideas in the Baltics

Participating: Silvija Tretjakova, director of the Children's Literature Centre of National Library of Latvia

At the seminar, each of the Baltic countries will present activities for promoting reading that have been designed for different audiences in order to involve them in reading, boost their imagination, and develop a joy for reading in an era of new challenges.

Children's Hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 12am – 1pm

London Book Fair Book launch: children's book "Dog Town" by Luīze Pastore

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Luīze Pastore

Award-winning Latvian author`s Luize Pastore's debut in English, published by Firefly Press Ltd..

Wales stand (5C129), London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April 1pm – 1:30pm

PEN Salon: Baltics Author of the Day- Nora Ikstena in conversation with Claire Armitstead

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Nora Ikstena

Guardian journalist Claire Armitstead will be exploring the background of one of the most astonishing Latvian literature voices - Nora Ikstena.

English PEN literary salon, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm

British Council Seminar: Interpreting cultures: Russia, Europe and the West

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Sergejs Timofejevs (Orbita)

Sergejs Timofejevs is a member of the Latvian Russian poetry collective Orbita. Orbita not only creates multimedia poetic work but actively seeks to create dialogues between Russian and Latvian speaking authors. In conversation with Estonian-born Andrei Ivanov and Sasha Dugdale, they will discuss the Russian language, and what it can give an author that other languages cannot, as well as its limitations.

Cross-Cultural hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 4pm – 5pm

British Council Seminar: Transformations: women’s writing from the edges

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Nora Ikstena

Nora Ikstena’s novel "Soviet Milk", a Latvian bestseller recently translated into English, looks at the lives of three women – daughter, mother and grandmother – during twenty years of socialist rule. UK writer Alys Conran, who has worked with disadvantaged groups to increase access to creative writing, examines the roles of the voiceless in society and will join Latvian and Lithuanian writer to discuss women’s writing.

Cross-Cultural hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 4pm – 5pm

London Book Fair Seminar: Educational Publishing in the Baltics: from Soviet state-sponsored textbooks to digital learning, and teaching materials in 30 years

Latvian writers participating: Sintija Buhanovska, the Head of E-Learning Materials, Publishing house “Zvaigzne ABC”

This year, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are celebrating the centenary of their independence. Independent statehood, however, was in all three countries reinstated short of thirty years ago. The process involved many reforms in all walks of life, education included, and necessitated the introduction of a new educational programme, new curricula, new study materials. In what way has educational publishing developed during these thirty years?

The Faculty, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 4pm – 6pm

Book launch: “Classical Modernism. Early 20th Century Latvian painting” by Dr Dace Lamberga

"Neputns" Publishers art patrons Dina and Jānis Zuzāni (Latvia) and Calvert 22 Foundation invite you to the launch event of the book by art historian Dr Dace Lamberga.

Listen about the art book publishing in Latvia by "Neputns", book launch and drinks reception.

Calvert 22 Foundation, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP

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11 April @ 5pm – 6pm

Book launch: children's book "UciPuci"

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Zane Zuste

Reading from series of "Ucipuci is looking for home" and "Ucipuci thinks outside the box" by Latvian author Zane Zusta. Children will be able to interact in the workshop after the reading.

London Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3SH

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11 April @ 5:15pm – 6:15pm

London Book Fair Seminar: Translator mentorship presentation

Latvian writers participating: Latvian translator Mārta Ziemelis

Writers' Centre Norwich invites you to join us in celebration of the work of our literary translation mentorships programme 2018. Featuring for the first time emerging translators working from Latvian, Lithuanian, Korean and Malayalam, as well as Arabic, Catalan, Greek, Polish and Norwegian, the reception will showcase an impressive array of new talent with publications and presentations.

Literary Translation Centre, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 5:30pm

London Book Fair Seminar: Created in Latvia: writer Imants Ziedonis as a brand of freedom, joy and creativity 

Latvian writers participating: Foundation “Viegli”: Goran GoraRenārs KaupersŽanete GrendeDace Zariņa

Poet Imants Ziedonis is considered a legendary figure in Latvia. As a young poet during the Soviet occupation, he understood that his calling was to write, so with the power of the word he could preserve and strengthen Latvia’s identity. Readings and events he participated in were always special occasions, with several thousand people in attendance. In order to honour his work, several Latvian celebrities came together to form Viegli Foundation, which embodies his ideas in the form of music, books, concerts, and campaigns.

The Club Room, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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11 April @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film: Knutification + Q&A with poet Kārlis Vērdiņš and film director Ivars Tontegode

Documentary film about Latvian writer and poet Knuts Skujenieks whose works were published, but forbidden until the fall of the Soviet Union. Since then his works are translated into more than 30 languages, but has only made it into English recently.

Prior the screening, join a discussion with the poet and translator Kārlis Vērdiņš, along with the director of the film Ivars Tontegode. The discussion will be moderated by visual artist and filmmaker Simons Puriņš.

Cine Lumiere, Queensberry Place 17, London SW72

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12 April @ 10am-11am

British Council Seminar: Writing the city: Baltic spaces, British places

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Inga Ābele

What attracts writers to cities, and what is it about a city that inspires writers? Lithuanian author Kristina Sabaliauskaitė joins Latvian poet, prose writer and playwright Inga Ābele. Abele’s work is known for the deep psychological portraits of her characters, and the effect of the space they find themselves in on their narratives. Estonian author Vahni Capildeo attempts to “remake” herself in modern cities. Chaired by Steven Fowler, who works on cross-national poetry collaborations through the Enemies project

Cross-Cultural hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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12 April @ 11:30am – 12:30am

London Book Fair Seminar: Presentation of the main literary events and literary residencies in the Baltics

Participating: Juta Pīrāga (platform "Latvian Literature")

Are literary events just about books? What is their purpose? Is it to see our favourite authors on stage, hear them read from their books and engage in conversation? The Baltic countries host a wide range of literary events and speakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will provide a snapshot of literary activity in the Baltic region – from festivals and book fairs to writing residencies.

High Street Theatre, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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12 April @ 1pm – 2:15pm

London Bok Fair Seminar: Why print your books in the Baltic countries?

Latvian writers participating: Ģirts Karlsons, head of sales, printing house “Jelgavas Tipogrāfija”

Printing industry representatives from all three Baltic countries discuss recent developments in the sector and the mechanisms of coping under new circumstances and new pressures. Discuss why printing in the Baltics offers distinct advantages – affordability, proximity, expertise – and why you should consider it as an option for your future print needs.

Buzz Theatre, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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12 April @ 1pm – 1:30pm

PEN Salon: Inga Abele in conversation with Nicolette Jones

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Inga Ābele

Inga Ābele in conversation with writer, critic and broadcaster Nicolette Jones discuss Ābele’s writing and powerful emotional imagery that she spread through her plays and prose.

English PEN literary salon, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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12 April @ 1pm – 2pm

British Council Seminar: Through a child’s eyes: Baltic and UK perspectives on fiction writing

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writers Nora Ikstena and Luīze Pastore

Claire Armitstead chairs discussion about writing stories from childhood, or from the perspective of a child. Recent novels by Latvian writer Nora Ikstena and Lithuanian author Alvydas Šlepikas have both explored childhoods lived out under oppressive regimes. The writers will discuss the similarities and differences in their work, and the effects of childhood on later life.

Cross-Cultural hub, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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12 April @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm

London Book Fair: How to reheat leftover soup and recycle 4 poetry

Latvian writers participating: Latvian author and director Maira Dobele

M. Dobele presents her project recycling4poetry. It is a series of 12 short films with Latvian poems. When sequenced one after the other, these 12 short films almost by chance grew into an algorithm of life – a life story. The film series is inspired by Latvian poetry and the work of diary filmmakers Philip Hoffman and Dagie Brundert.

Poets' Corner, London Book Fair, Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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12 April @ 7pm – 8pm

Children of History

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Nora Ikstena

Grandparents, mothers, fathers and children – at its heart, the idea of a family should be universal. But in reality, how does a country’s history or identity affect its idea of family? Where do different cultures agree on their views of motherhood, fatherhood and childhood, and where do they differ?

Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3GA

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12 April @ 8pm – 9:30pm

World Poets Series

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Kārlis Vērdiņš

Join this one-off event with visiting Baltic poets. The evening will showcase three of the most celebrated poets from the Baltic states, Maarja Kangro (Estonia), Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) and Tomas Venclova (Lithuania). The poets read from their work and discuss the poetry scene in their respective countries.

National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

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13 April @ 2pm – 4pm

Story Cafe: Baltic writers

Latvian writers participating: Latvian Writer Inga Ābele

Discover the joy of being read at the legendary lunchtime Story Cafe, immerse yourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP

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13 April @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Latvia: Image Music Text

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writer Kristīne Ulberga, Latvian author and director Maira Dobele, musician Anete Graudiņa

Acclaimed author Kristīne Ūlberga will be reading from her astonishing new novel "The Green Crow", published by Peter Owen, followed by a series of 12 short films created by writer and filmmaker Maira Dobele, and traditional Latvian music from Anete Graudina. The event will be followed by reception where guests will have a chance to talk to the artists.

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

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13 April @ 7pm

The Book of Riga launch at Housmans

Latvian writers participating: Latvian writers Svens Kuzmins and Dace Rukšāne

In the year in which Latvia celebrates a centenary as an independent state, we bring you stories which demonstrate how Riga has established itself as a vibrant creative centre, attracting artists, performers and writers from across the region and beyond. This rare showcase of contemporary Latvian writing gathers together stories by some of the country's finest writers, chronicling the city's continuing growth and transformation after centuries of foreign rule.

Housmans Booksellers, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX

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