Our panel is now available on TikTok platform

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

Galawej’s 24th International festival

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 […]

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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 […]

World Poetry Day 2021 with Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Poetry Library

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 […]

The History of Taboo in Kurdish Literature

“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

Open Call – MASARAT: Grants for artists and cultural initiatives

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 […]

Kurdish-English Poetry Translation Project Announced

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 […]