FESTIVAL PROGRAM IN ESTONIA 2018
Poetry Ride focuses on children during four days on September in Estonia. The beloved and number of times awarded poets Ieva Samauska (Latvia), Heli Laaksonen (Finland) ja Leelo Tungal (Estonia) will meet children in the libraries and the cultural centres in four cities, Tallinn, Tartu, Võru and Elva. The tour will start with a meeting in Estonian Children´s Literature Centre on 11th September. Read more about the poets
11.09 11 am Estonian Children´s Literature Centre (Pikk 73, Tallinn)
11.09 4 pm Bookshop "Rahva Raamat" in Viru keskus (Viru väljak 4/6, Tallinn )
12.09 11 am Tartu Public Library (Kompanii 3/5, Tartu)
12.09 6 pm Tampere House (Jaani 4, Tartu)
13.09 11 am Elva Public Library (Tartu mnt 3, Elva)
14.09 11 am Central Library of Võru County (Jüri 54, Võru)
Special thanks to our great partners and sponsors Estonian Children´s Literature Centre, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Nordic Council of Ministers´ Office in Estonia, Tampere Maja and Tuglas Society.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2014
Poetry Ride rides to Daugavpils, Tartu, Joensuu and Tromsø on November with the poets Kārlis Vērdiņš (LV), Jan Kaus (EST), Miia Toivio (FIN) and Gunnar Wærness (NO). Read more about the poets
24 Nov. 11.30 Seminar at the University of Daugavpils (in English) (Vienības ielā 13, ruum 310)
24 Nov. 13.10 Opening of Poetry Ride exhibition at the Daugavpils University Library (Vienības ielā 13)
24 Nov. 18.00 Poetry reading night in the club "Artilērijas pagrabi" (Rīgas ielā 22)
25 Nov. 19.00 Poetry reading night in Writers' Union House (Vanemuise 19)
26 Nov. 12.15–13.45 Seminar at the University of Tartu (in English) (Ülikooli 16–212)
27 Nov. 16.15–19.45 Seminar at the University of Eastern Finland (Agora, ruum AG100, Yliopistokatu 4)
29 Nov. 10.15–12.00 Seminar at the Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing (in English) (Forfatterrommet, Grønnegata 1)
Poetry Ride's focus is on education of translation on November 2014
This year Poetry Ride is focused on the education of translation. Translating poetry is one of the most challenging tasks in the field of literature and demands special skills for the creativity and the sensibility for the inner world of the lyrical text.
During the 24-29 November, Poetry Ride goes to the universities of Daugavpils, Tartu, Eastern Finland and Tromsø and enable the meetings between the poets and the students of translation, literature and creative writing. There will be meetings and seminars concerning the art of translation at the universities. Poetry Ride welcomes everyone also to the poetry reading evenings.
In addition to writing poetry, riding poets share a long experience in translating or editing poetry. In the meetings of Poetry Ride you can hear many translations in four languages. The poems are translated by Contra, Guntars Godiņš, Raija Hämäläinen, Jan Kaus, Jyrki Kiiskinen, Juris Kronbergs, Marja Leinonen, Øyvind Rangøy, Sigrid Tooming and Gunnar Wærness.
Poetry Rides thanks for the support and cooperation: Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, FILI, Norden, Rozentāls Society, Norla, Embassy of Norway in Tallinn, Embassy of Norway in Helsinki, Embassy of Latvia in Tallinn, Embassy of Finland in Riga, Finnish Institute in Estonia, Finnish-Norwegian Institute, Estonian Institute in Finland, Tartu Department of Estonian Writers' Union, University of Daugavpils, University of Eastern Finland, University of Tartu and University of Tromsø.
For further information:
tel. +372 56691400