Aurélia Lassaque on tour in the UK

10 December 2012 — 13 April 2013
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French-Occitan poet Aurélia Lassaque embarks on a UK tour to launch her first book of poems in English translation Solstice and Other Poems, translated from the Occitan by James Thomas. LAF is cooperating with her publisher Francis Boutle, specialists in poetry from endangered languages, to stage a series of events across the UK starting in Bangor in cooperation with Poetry Wales and the Univeristy of Bangor, continuing on to Manchester with Stirred, Oxford and finally in London in cooperation with Maintenant. Join us to hear from this remarkable new voice in Occitan poetry.


Bangor, Monday 10th December
6.30pm, Palas Print Bookshop, High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NU
In cooperation with Poetry Wales and Bangor University
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Manchester, Tuesday 11th December
7.30pm, Blankspace, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester
In cooperation with Stirred – featuring Anna Percy and Melanie Rees
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Oxford, Wednesday 12th December
7pm–9pm, Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford, OX2 6AA
In cooperation with Claire Trévien featuring French-British poets Lucile Deslignères, Sabine Chaouche and Claire Trévien, and Galician piperManolo Panforreteiro.
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London, Thursday 13th December
7pm, Housman’s Book Shop,  5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX
In cooperation with Maintenant, featuring Slovak poet Martin Solotruk, UK-Catalan poet Jessica Pujol and London-based Amy Key and SJ Fowler. With thanks to the Centre for Information on Slovak Literature for their support.
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Aurélia Lassaque is a poet writing in French and Occitan. She is interested in the relationship between poetry and the visual arts and has worked with a number of artists (Julie Baugnet, USA, Robert Lobet, France, Adriana Civitarese, Italy, etc). In 2010 she was artistic director of the Festival of European and Mediterranean Minority Literatures (held in Italy). Her poems have been translated into English, Italian, Austrian, Basque, Brazilian, Catalan, Spanish and Finnish for numerous journals and anthologies. She is also a book reviewer for regional television and is currently completing her doctorate on Occitan baroque drama. She lives near Albi in the south-west of France. Read more about Solstice and Other poems on the Francis Boutle website.