17th - 22nd October 2013


International Encounters

Thursday 17th October


The opening event of this year's North Wales International Poetry Festival. Some of the most exciting contemporary poets from Wales and across Europe create encounters between languages in a multimedia context, with translation into Welsh and English.


Astrid Lampe (Netherlands)

Marie-Louise Chapelle (France)

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (Iceland)

Vassilis Amanatidis (Greece)

Violet Grigorian (Armenia)

Hasmik Simonian (Armenia)

Ifor ap Glyn (Wales)


The winner of the Translators' House Wales Translation Challenge 2013 will be announced and presented with a Bardic Staff.The Translation Challenge was established by Translators' House Wales in 2009 to promote and celebrate the crucial contribution translators make to enabling literature to travel across frontiers, and to draw attention to literary translation as one of the creative arts.


Terrace Room 3, Bangor University (Main Arts Building), College Road, Bangor

£6 / £3

Ty Newydd

Literature Across Frontiers

poetry wales


Literature Wales Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Arts Council of Wales

Wales Literature Exchange

Whistlestop Cafe

Portmeirion Palas Print
EU logo Translators House Wales the absurd Gwynedd Czech Centre Arts Council of England
Arc Publications Blue Sky Cafe        

contact us: admin@northwalesinternationalpoetryfestival.org