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GemArts Masala Festival: OUT OF SRI LANKA

GemArts Masala Festival: OUT OF SRI LANKA


GemArts Masala Festival: OUT OF SRI LANKA

Date: Thursday 20th July
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Tickets: FREE (booking essential)
Booking:  Eventbrite or call 0191 4404124

 
This ground-breaking anthology of Sri Lankan and diasporic poetry features over a hundred poets writing in English or translated from Tamil and Sinhala. It brings to light a long neglected national literature and reshapes our understanding of migrational poetics and the poetics of atrocity. Poets long out of print appear beside exciting new talents; works written in Sri Lanka converse with poetry from the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. We are delighted to feature at this year’s Masala Festival the three co-editors, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Seni Seneviratne and Shash Trevett in conversation with the host Professor Preti Taneja, Director of NCLA. They will be reading from their own work, and also introduce recordings of a selection of poets reading from the anthology. The event will include a Q&A. 

Presented by GemArts, Bloodaxe Books and Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts


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