As well as regular activities, Literature Across Frontiers implements longer-term projects carried out in partnership with other organisations. Our most recent projects include:
Counterpoint: Narrating Migration from the Periphery as Centre brings together four festivals and other partner organisations to explore the theme of migration. The project is co-financed by the European Festivals Association and aims at internationalising the careers of emerging artists through cooperation between festivals.
Literary Europe Live in India tour reclaimed the Literary Europe Live brand after a three-year pause, with a tour of European authors to colleges in four locations and the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Writing the Climate, the Climate of Writing is an on-going literary exchange between Québec and Wales focused on our place in natural and cultural ecosystems, organised in partnership with Metropolis Bleu Festival in Montréal and supported by the governments of the two countries. The project returns in 2023 with exchange visits to Montréal , where visiting authors will appear in the Metropolis Bleu Festival in April and in Wales where visiting Quebec authors will attend the Hay Festival and appear in events in Penrallt Gallery Bookshop in Machylleth and in the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne.
Ulysses’ Shelter is an on-going an exchange programme of literary residencies in Europe and Wales for emerging writers, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Apart from Wales, the participating countries/regions are Croatia, Czech Republic, Balearic Islands, Greece, Malta, Serbia and Slovenia.
Czech-Scottish Poetry Connections was a year-long project that redefined our long-standing poetry translation workshop format. It brought together six poets from the two countries to explore each other’s work and the environment in which they write through translation and online discussions. They then met in person in autumn 2022 and appeared together in events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prague. The project was supported by the Edwin Morgan Trust, Creative Scotland and the Czech Literary Centre.
U O Vietnam-Wales Digital Poetry Residency and Virtual Showcase was a series of digital exchange ‘residencies’ with Vietnamese and Welsh women and non-binary poets/artists, organised in in partnership with poet, translator and editor Nhã Thuyên and Ajar Publications, and supported by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture Programme.
Silence was a project for Deaf communities in Indonesia and Wales with mentoring of emerging artists and a showcase at the Makassar International Writers Festival in June 2021. The project was supported by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture Programme.
Giving Contemporary Meaning to Myth and Legends, a series of creative writing workshops with European and Indian practitioners and students from three universities in India.
LEILA Research a project supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation, analysed translation of Arabic literature in selected European countries.
Literary Europe Live Plus was a project focused on exiled literary creators in Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.