Watch: Talks from the International Literature Forum

If you missed our 2016 International Literature Forum on Audience Development, you can still catch up online on some of the event’s inspirational talks and discussions…

Posted by Nia Davies on 3 June 2016 Literary Europe Live, Literature Across Frontiers

We were live streaming all the plenaries from our International Literature Forum held in Aberystwyth in April 2016 and we’ve uploaded the video to our website so that you can catch up – or watch again – some of the keynote speeches and panel discussions on audience development, including:

Watch the opening speeches of the Forum followed by our first keynote speech from celebrated Icelandic author Sjón: ‘Small World, World Literature’ and our opening panel on Inspiring Audiences Across Europe and Beyond with Mika Buljevic (Booksa) Ilke Froyen (Passa Porta House and Festival) Cristina Fuentes (Hay Festival) Dan Gorman (Shubbak Festival) Ted Hodgkinson (Southbank Centre) Chair: Jon Gower (Writer and Broadcaster).


Keynote speech by Vinutha Mallya – ‘Turning the Tide, Literary exchange between Europe and the Indian subcontinent’ followed by ‘Ideas, Ideas, Ideas‘ – a showcase of audience development ideas from 11 festival organisers and literary curators with contributions from: Alexandra Büchler (Literature Across Frontiers) Dan Butler (NESTA / Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales) Nia Davies (Poetry Wales / Literature Across Frontiers) Richard Davies (Parthian Books) Erica Jarnes (English PEN) Christiane Lange (Literaturwerksatt) Canan Marasligil (Translation City) Jonathan Ruppin (Orson & Co Publishers) Katrin Thomaneck (Finnegan’s List) Jennifer Williams (Scottish Poetry Library) Ryan van Winkle (Highlight Arts) Meike Ziervogel (Peirene Press)


Lecture by Patrick McGuinness ‘Other People’s Countries: Tales of Literary & Cultural Belonging’, presented by Prof. M. Wynn Thomas and sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales.

Panel: Creative Europe and Other International Opportunities
Find out more about Creative Europe’s Culture sub-programme which supports the cultural and creative sectors and funds mainly collaborative projects and initiatives across all art forms, including funding opportunities for international work in the arts. Speakers: Ingveig Astad (European Commission, Creative Europe Programme – Culture) Nicola Morgan (ACW / Wales Arts International) Harriet Williams (British Council) Chair: Katie Haines (Creative Europe Desk UK / British Council)


Keynote speech by Jo Glanville (English PEN) ‘The Price of Freedom of Speech English’ addressing the ever more pressing issue of freedom of speech in 2016.


Read the full International Literature Forum 2016 Official Programme

The International Literature Forum was organised by Literature Across Frontiers as part of the Literary Europe Live project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, with support from Arts Council Wales and the Welsh Government through Creative Europe Desk UK – Wales.

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