Wed 3 Oct - Wed 19 Jun
Goldsmiths University of London
Goldsmiths University is organising a year-long seminar exploring the poetic and critical writings of Charles Baudelaire and their impact on modern and contemporary philosophical thought, insisting on the richness and ambiguity inherent to his philosophy.
Fri 29 Mar - Fri 12 Jul
Stephen Spender Trust
Every year, the Stephen Spender Prize seeks to promote international literature, intercultural understanding and the art of literary translation. Its particularity resides in including the young, with categories including 14-and-under and 18-and-under.
Wed 1 May - Sun 15 Sept
Fondation Jan Michalski
Residences at Jan Michalski Foundation, at the foot of the Jura mountains in Switzerland, are now open for the 2020 session. Priority is given to writers and translators, and a percentage of the residences will be dedicated to nature writing.
Mon 3 Jun - Mon 2 Sept
The Hubert Butler Essay Prize is intented to encourage the art of essay-writing with a resolute European dimension and to expand interest in the works of Butler. The subject for this year is "Where does a citizen of the world belong?".
Sat 22 Jun
Alliance Française de Glasgow
Discover traditional stories from African and Asian folktales to European fairytales through the interplay between Richard Petitsigne (actor & storyteller) and Olivier Supiot (illustrator & artist), who will provide live storytelling and drawing simultaneously.
Fri 28 Jun - Sun 14 Jul
Shubbak is London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture. The festival returns in 2019 bringing Arabic artists, music and events to London, and will host three French writers: Leïla Slimani, Joseph Kai and Inaam Kachachi.
Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jun
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a new three-day celebration of the arts and science in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851. A unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances will connect the area’s iconic institutions, including the French Institute, to create a unique weekend of discovery.
Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts
Fri 5 - Sun 7 Jul
Africa Writes is a celebration of African literature and this year, powerful storytelling takes centre stage with headliner Chigozie Obioma, an evening celebrating New Daughters of Africa, and an opening night of poetry, music and movement.
Sat 6 - Wed 10 Jul
University of Warwick
Warwick Translates is a literary translation summer school that offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Registrations are now open.
Fri 12 - Sat 13 Jul
This two-day symposium will interrogate the ways in which the novel, a genre born in the 19th century in the context of the rise of nation-states, has evolved to reflect an interconnectedness inherent to modernity and globalisation, focusing on migrations.
Sun 21 - Sat 27 Jul
University of East Anglia
The British Centre for Literary Translation, in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, is proposing an intensive, one-week, residential programme of translation and creative writing through a series of prose and poetry multilingual workshops.