Poetry Spring Festival of Lithuania: an evening of contemporary Lithuanian and Irish poetry
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Trinity Centre for Literal and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2
The Lithuanian community in Ireland and the Lithuanian Writer‘s Union is holding an Irish-Lithuanian poetry reading to mark the Poetry Spring Festival of Lithuania.
Award winning Irish poet, novelist and translator, Peter Sirr, Lithuanian poet and translator, Marius Burokas (Burokas has translated Peter Sirr’s poetry into Lithuanian among other things), and Lithuanian poet, Giedrė Kazlauskaitė, who is one of the leading female voices in contemporary Lithuanian poetry, will read from and discuss their work at the Centre.
This event will celebrate the work of two important literary translators in contemporary Europe and give the Irish audience a rare opportunity to hear some of the best contemporary Lithuanian poetry in English translation.
This event is kindly sponsored by the Embassy of Lithuania in Dublin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Global Lithuania Programme.