‘The patron saint of poetry’ is author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children and one of the world’s great live entertainers. His exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity.
Meltem Arıkan received the Freedom of Thought and Speech Award 2004 from the Turkish Publishers Association after the government tried to censor her fourth novel Yeter Tenimi Acıtmayın (Stop Hurting My Flesh). In 2013, her play Mi Minor was claimed by the Turkish authorities to be a rehearsal for the Gezi Park demonstrations later that year. The ensuing mob hysteria and death threats led to her leaving Turkey, where she now faces a life sentence on charges of attempting the violent overthrow of the government. Memet Ali Alabora, the play’s director, has also been charged with treason and also now lives in exile in Wales, with his wife, actress Pınar Öğün. The writer and director will discuss issues of censorship and exile as well as their work with researcher Filiz Çelik and writer Dylan Moore.
Dos escritores con una gran trayectoria y relevancia internacional charlan con la periodista cultural Irma Gallo sobre sus últimos trabajos. A lo largo de su carrera, la escritora, traductora y académica Rosa Beltrán (México) ha recibido galardones como el Premio Planeta 1995 por su novela La corte de los ilusos y el Reconocimiento Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 2011. Su último libro es El cuerpo expuesto (2013). Por su parte, el cineasta y escritor Edgardo Cozarinsky (Argentina) es autor de seis novelas, incluida la reciente Dark, y ha dirigido varias películas en las que se diluyen los límites de la ficción y el documental.
Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)
What are the Brexit implications for Wales and for the coherence of the United Kingdom? Kenny is Co-director of the British Academy’s ‘Governing England’ programme, and is a member of an external experts panel convened by the Scottish Parliament to advise on the constitutional implications of Brexit. Morgan is Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language. Price is leader of Plaid Cymru.