Events - Festival 2021

The Last Model

Wednesday 10 March, 16:30 - 17:15
StAnza Online

A showcase of Latgalian poetry

It’s a tiny language with a vibrant literary output. And no, we’re not talking about Gaelic. The collection The Last Model (Francis Boutle, 2020) brings together translations by Jayde Will of three poets writing in Latgalian, a language spoken by roughly 164,000 people in eastern Latvia. In rich and innovative poems, Ligija Purinaša, Raibīs and Ingrida Tārauda demonstrate and explore the versatility of a language which punches above its weight. Don’t miss this showcase event, bringing together the poets and translator for readings in Latgalian and English.

Venue for online: This web page – free

*TBC* We hope this event can also be live streamed to the Byre Theatre for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March. (This would be in addition to the event being live online.)  Please read our position on Covid-19 safety and compliance.

Venue for Byre live stream: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium – free/ticketed

Supported by the Latvian Literature Platform

Ligija Purinaša: Raivis Nikolajevs
Raibīs: Sandra Garanča
Jayde Will: Inga Pizāne

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