-Word Express at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Trains by Owen Martell

1pm, 13th October 2011, Weltempfang Salon, Frankfurt Buchmesse

Literature Across Frontiers is bringing together writers from Word Express to talk to an audience at the world's largest gathering of literary and book professionals: the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

Gokçenur Çelebioğlu (Turkey), poet, translator and Word Express project coordinator,  Siân Mellangel Dafydd (Wales), author and editor of Welsh-language magazine Taliesin and Roman Simić Bodrožić (Croatia), author, editor and director of the European Festival of the Short Story will join Literature Across Frontiers's Alexandra Buchler to talk about their physical and literary journeys.

 Join us in the Weltempfang on October 13th at 1pm to hear more about the unique literary exchange of Word Express. 

To celebrate 10 years of making literature travel, Literature Across Frontiers is holding a stand at this year's fair. They will be presenting their activities and latest research on literary exchange in the Euro-Mediterrranean. Find them at D962 in Hall 5.0 next to the Weltempfang.


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Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.


At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.