The International Literature Forum on Audience Development is taking place in Aberystwyth 15-16 April, the latest in a series of ambitious Literary Europe Live projects for 2016.
This two-day event brings together arts and culture institutions, literary organisations, festival organisers, venue programmers, publishers, translators and writers from the UK and Europe. The event focuses on building audiences for translated literature, sharing best practice and developing innovative ways of reaching more people. Two events are also open to the public. A Creative Europe seminar and networking opportunity is scheduled for the second day and Wales PEN Cymru will hold its AGM in conjunction with the Forum.
The following events will be broadcast below:
Friday 15th April
10:10 Keynote Speech: Sjón ‘Small World, World Literature
14:15 Keynote Speech: Vinutha Mallya on Literary Exchange between Europe and the Subcontinent
17:30: New Voices from Europe presentation, 10 of the most interesting new literary voices from Europe selected by the festivals and venues of Literary Europe Live, on Periscope @MakingLitTravel
20:30: O’r Lleol i’r Llwyfan Mwy / Making the Local International: Fflur Dafydd and fellow author Caryl Lewis speak about adapting their award winning novels Y Llyfrgell and Martha Jac a Sianco, both set in west Wales, for international screen audiences. On Periscope @MakingLitTravel
Saturday 16th April
11:30: ‘Other People’s Countries’, a lecture from award-winning writer Patrick McGuinness, sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales.
16:15: Jo Glanville keynote speech: The Price of Freedom of Expression
The full programme of the forum is available here.
The International Literature Forum is 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.