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Between 7-11 June 2016, join us for the 47th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands! We're proud to say we are one of the oldest and largest poetry festivals in the world, and this year we're thrilled to host 18 poets from Morocco, India, Canada, Chile, Sweden, Romania, Australia, Costa Rica, Germany, Belgium and more. On 7 June, we'll hold our festive opening program at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg (City Theater), and from the 8th onward, you will have the opportunity to encounter all the poets through various special performances, lectures and debates -- on translation; on poetry's crossovers into film, music and art, including comic strips; and on this year's festival theme, "Newspeak" -- at the Ro Theater and other locations on the Witte de Withstraat. And have high expectations for our collaborations with other Rotterdam organizations for this year's festival -- among them WORM, the Witte de With Art Center, the Kunsthal and the International Film Festival Rotterdam!

Check this website at the beginning of May when we will share all the guest poets' biographies and poems in the original language and in English and Dutch translations, as well as the preliminary information about our June programs.

The poetry ttranslation project In Other Words has already started but you can still join. Translate your favourite festival poets work and sign up for a workshop session – with the poet and his or her professional translator in attendance – to be held on Thursday, 9 June, during the Poetry International Festival Rotterdam.

In Other Words 2016


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