Our panel is now available on TikTok platform during the Shubak Festival in London. https://shubbakfestival.ticketco.events/uk/en/e/bringing_images_home__a_new_generation_of_poets_from_slemani
An Introduction:Throughout the twenty-four years since it was first founded, despite the political, economic,social crisis and all the other obstacles our culture has come up against: the Galawezh Festival has continued to be held annually. On the festival’s platform, tens of writers and undiscovered talented youth has proved themselves and become popular and brilliant in […]
Slemani City of Literature’s Poetry Selection Committee Meets to Select its Poets for World Translation Day.
Slemani City of Literature’s Poetry Selection Committee Meets to Select its Poets for World Translation Day.On Thursday, April 1st 2021, in a meeting arranged by our office, Slemani City of Literature’s Poetry Selection Committee, which consists of (Dr. Dlshad Mohmed, Bushra Kasnazani, Dr. Ahmed Mira and Aram Sdiq), met to discuss and select poets for […]
Join us for the University of Central Florida’s first virtual event of the Spring 2021 semester, on Friday, 26 March, 6:00-7:30 pm Sulaimani Time.“Old Fire in New Words for the Kurdish New Year: Poetry and Translation”Moderator: Dr. Tyler FisherSpeakers: Dr. Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse & David Shook Music: Dr. Nahro ZagrosPoetry Reading: David Shook; Alana Marie […]
This film features specially commissioned poems from Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University, plus sister UNESCO Creative Cities, Granada City of Literature in Spain and Slemani City of Literature in Iraq. In celebrating World Poetry Day, UNESCO recognises the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of […]
Bucheon City of Literature is delighted to announce an open call for the Bucheon Residency Program to offer two residencies for writers, translators and cartoonists in October-November(4-6 weeks), 2021. This year, we are seeking to work with writers who have diaspora experiences (ex. published diaspora works or taken part in diaspora-related activities) in connection with […]
“The History of Taboo in Kurdish Literature,” is the fourth online panel of our AUISxExeter Talks series; “Curating Kurdishness: Arts, Culture, and the Archive in Kurdistan and Beyond.”Professor Christine Robins and Dr. Alana Marie Levinson-Labrosse will host this discussion, with writer and researcher Bushra Kasnazani. Kashkul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtgANyUuxQc
The British Council is pleased to announce an open call for applications for the Masarat: Grants for Artists and Cultural Initiatives programme. The deadline for applications is Sunday 7 February 2021 – 11:59pm (GMT / UK time) About the Programme At a time of significant challenge for artists and the cultural sector globally, the British […]
The French translation of Considering the Women arrived today. Thanks to Kontr Editions and my translator Victor Martinez. The image on the cover is by the great Kurdish artist Daro Ola. Happy new year to everyone. May 2021 treat us better.
A new programme sharing expertise in poetry translation between Manchester and Slemani in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has received funding from the British Council Working Internationally fund. Both cities are UNESCO Cities of Literature, designated in 2017 and 2019 respectively, and this one year project will be the start of wider cooperation between the […]