Events - Festival 2018

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Across Language

Sunday 5 March, 10:00 - 11:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre

With Aurélia Lassaque, Jacques Darras, Jean Portante and Zoë Skoulding

This event is live webcast and can be watched here from 10:00 hours on Sunday 5 March 2017.

Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Ease into the last day of the festival with coffee and pastries, while a group of the festival’s poets and translators discuss the challenges but also the opportunities that come with the translation of poetry. This year the spotlight is on French. Joining the discussion are Aurélia Lassaque, a bilingual poet writing in French and Occitan, who’s an active advocate of linguistic diversity; Jacques Darras, poet, translator and the first French and European Reith lecturer on the BBC; poet and translator Jean Portante, who is head of Transkrit, Luxembourg’s literary magazine dedicated to translation; and Jean’s translator Zoë Skoulding, who is herself a poet.

Presented with the support of Fisher & Donaldson and in association with the Centre for Poetic Innovation

Aurélia Lassaque: Evelyn Flores
Jacques Darras: Jacques Sassier - Editions Gallimard
Zoë Skoulding: Alan Holmes


The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...