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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June - you can download a PDF of the programme here. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.
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Event 201 • • Venue: Starlight Stage
The translator discusses her English-language versions of the Neapolitan novels of Italian author Elena Ferrante that have taken the literary world by storm.
The Way You Tell It: the benefits and drawbacks of non-literal expression in everyday life
Event 284 • • Venue: Good Energy Stage
Metaphors, metonymy, irony, hyperbole – non-literal expression is one of the primary tools for achieving economy of expression, clarity, persuasiveness, politeness and the communication of emotions. However, the potential for misunderstanding increases dramatically in situations where participants lack shared background knowledge or have significantly different views of the world. Littlemore is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at University of Birmingham.
Hay Mela 2: Literature Across Frontiers
Event 298 • • Venue: Starlight Stage
Sagar is a performance poet in the Kannada language, the Keralan poet Thampi writes in Malayalam. They’ve created a multi-lingual performance translating and writing together with the Cymraeg (Dafydd) and English-language (Davies) poets from Wales.