May 24, 2018
When Latvia Met Scotland
On Wednesday 23 May, 7pm, I will be reading at the Scottish Poetry Library with Latvian poets Katrīna Rudzīte, Henriks Zēgners, Inga Pizāne, and Eduards Eipurs, Scottish poets Katherine Sowerby and William Letford, and Welsh poet Llyr Gwyn Lewis. This event is produced in partnership with Latvian Literature platform, which is promoting recognition of Latvian literature and its distribution abroad, ensuring international cooperation among publishers, literary agents, writers and translators. Both Latvian Literature platform and SPL are members of Literature Across Frontiers (LAF).
International Simmer: Latvia meets Scotland
On Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm, I will be joined at the Edinburgh Food Studio by Latvian poets Katrīna Rudzīte, Henriks Zēgners, Inga Pizāne, and Eduards Eipurs, Scottish poets Katherine Sowerby and William Letford, Welsh poet Llyr Gwyn Lewis, and Latvian chef Raivo Behmanis.
Our unique collaboration series between food & poetry uses flavour, scent, and colour in response to poems. In this edition we bring an international flavour and welcome a Latvian chef to our kitchen and four distinct Latvian voices and their Scottish / Welsh translators.
This event has been generously supported by Latvian Literature which works internationally to support Latvian literature abroad.