The Last Model
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