-Crear and the Edinburgh Book Festival, Scotland

Word Express in Scotland


9th - 15th August, Crear and Edinburgh

This summer Word Express arrives in Scotland. Literature Across Frontiers and the Scottish Poetry Library are bringing poets and translators Gokçenur Ç and Efe Duyan (Turkey), Katerina Iliopoulou and Yannis Isidorou (Greece), Marko Pogačar (Croatia), Raman Mundair and Ryan van Winkle (Scotland) together for a translation workshop and performances at Crear and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. 

The writers and translators will spend time together at Crear, a remote retreat on the beautiful and windswept Scottish coast, working together to develop their translation skills and open up opportunities for their writing to be read in several different languages.   

You can catch the creation brought about by this unique collaboration in a performance at Crear or at the Edinburgh International Book Festival:

Word Express in Scotland

Saturday, 14th August,
Crear, Argyll

Sunday, 15th August,
8pm Corner Theatre,
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Charlotte Gardens

The event is organised with support from the Creative Collaborations Programme of the British Council and Creative Scotland.


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