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The QMUL Centre for Poetry is thrilled to invite you to a three-day world poetry festival, celebrating the diversity of local and global poetic traditions in London’s East End, to be held at Queen Mary University of London, 13-15 November 2015.
With readings by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Myung Mi Kim, Daljit Nagra, and a host of local and international poets, the festival will celebrate the diverse poetic traditions of the multicultural community of Tower Hamlets.
From the influential anti-fascist Basement Writers of the 1970s, to the hugely popular contemporary Bangla and slam poetry scenes, the borough has always been a crossroads of languages, cultures and literatures. Globe Road gathers poets and performers of all backgrounds to celebrate the stunning array of international poetry available on our doorstep.
Globe Road’s focus this year is Translation and Technology. The Festival will explore how translation and technology can both create and bridge divides, enable new forms of creativity and engage new audiences with traditional and experimental poetic forms.
Through a variety of performances, inclusive discussions, workshops, slams, exhibitions and other events, Globe Road aims to foster an atmosphere of interaction, dialogue and collaboration.
The full programme can be found here.
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