31st Franco-Anglais Poetry Festival / 31e Festival franco-anglais de poésie

Prose Sculpture 2 / Sculpture sur prose 2
« Writing Within Writing / Ecrire dans l'écriture »

Melbourne : 8-12 October 2008 / Paris : 18 au 21 juin 2008

The Festival in Melbourne - 2008

Wednesday 8th October

Thursday 9th October

Friday 10th October

Saturday 11th October

Wednesday 8th October

Australian Poetry Centre

('Glenfern', 417 Inkerman Rd, East St Kilda, Victoria, Australia)

10am to 1pm

Ateliers: cross-translation workshops for invited international guests only


Alliance Française de Melbourne

(Eildon Mansion, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda)

3pm-5pm

APC Welcome to international guests - "Poet-tasters" - poets taste new wines from Sutton Grange winery and translate the taste into words for the back labels. Hosted by Teresa Bell (APC Director) and Chris Wallace- Crabbe (APC Chair) with French Wine maker Gilles Lapalus Limited numbers - book early


Alliance française de Melbourne

(Eildon Mansion, Grey Street, St Kilda)

5pm - 6.30 pm

Melbourne Launch by M. Patrice Pauc, Director, Alliance Française, Melbourne & Cr Karen Sait, Port Phillip Council of « Poètes australiens d'aujourd'hui / Australian Poets Today », issue No. 26 of the Festival's review La Traductière containing poems by Chris Andrews, Judith Bishop, Peter Boyle, MTC Cronin, Luke Davies, Sarah Day, Philip Hammial, Martin Harrison, Kevin Hart, Dominique Hecq, Berni M Janssen, Catherine Kenneally, John Mateer, Jan Owen, Claire Potter, Judith Rodriguez, Thomas Shapcott, Vivian Smith, Andrew Taylor, John Tranter and Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Bilingual readings from La Traductière

French music by Fiona and John Thorn

Limited numbers - book early


Gallery -
'Alice & Co'
(Purveyors of Language, Art and Other Wonders)

(159 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy)

open every day to the public from 10 to 4

Exhibition : "Reverberations"

Exhibition of Prose-Sculpture works from Paris - art and poetry created from previously published images and texts for the 2007/8 Paris Festivals


Thursday 9th October

Australian Poetry Centre

('Glenfern', 417 Inkerman Rd, East St Kilda, Victoria)

10am - 1pm

Ateliers: cross-translation workshops for invited international guests only


2.30 - 4pm

Panel and public discussion - "On Being Translated": Four poets reveal personal experiences of translating and being translated - followed by audience discussion. José Luis Reina Palazon (Spain), Jean-Pierre Vallotton (Switzerland), Anne Bihan (New Caledonia), chaired by Judith Bishop (Australia) with participation of Marc Orlando (Australia) and Monash University Translation Studies students - sponsored by AALITRA

Limited numbers - book early


Melbourne Athenaeum Library

(188 Collins Street, Melbourne)

5pm

Official Inauguration of the 31st Franco-anglais Poetry Festival in Melbourne by Mrs Patricia Polites, Hon. French Consul of France in Melbourne introduced by Arnold Zable, president of Melbourne PEN

Official Inauguration of the 31st Festival in Melbourne hosted by the Australian Poetry Centre and Melbourne PEN Centre,

With invited international guests: Anne Bihan (New Caledonia) - Judith Bishop (Australia) - Philip Hammial (Australia) - Dominique Hecq (Australia/Belgium) - Hughes Labrusse (France) - Marie-Andrée Lamontagne (Quebec) - José Luis Reina Palazon (Spain) - Toh Hsien Min (Singapour) - Gerry Turcotte (Quebec/Australia) - Jean-Pierre Vallotton (Switzerland), Javier Jover Jaume (Spanish publisher) and Jacques Rancourt, poet, director of the Festival

Supported by CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) and the Victorian Government through its City of Literature initiative

Meet the poets - with wine, cheese and bilingual readings by poets present

Limited numbers - book early


Friday 10th October

Australian Poetry Centre

('Glenfern', 417 Inkerman Rd, East St Kilda, Victoria)

10am - 1pm

Ateliers: cross-translation workshops for invited international guests only


2.30 - 4pm

Panel and public discussion - "Lost without Translation - Australia, a translated and translating country?" chaired by Rita Wilson (Australia) with Gerry Turcotte (Quebec/Australia), Judith Rodriguez (Australia), Jacques Rancourt (France) with participation of Mark Orlando (Australia) and Monash University Translation students - sponsored by Melbourne PEN

Limited numbers book early


Gallery - 'Alice & Co' (Purveyors of Language, Art and Other Wonders)

(159 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy)

5 - 7pm

Vernissage : "Reverberations"

Official opening of exhibition of Prose-Sculpture works from Paris by Judith Rodriguez (PEN) and Chris Wallace-Crabbe (APC)


Saturday 11th October

Australian Poetry Centre

('Glenfern', 417 Inkerman Rd, East St Kilda, Victoria)

10am - 4pm

Poetry Publishers' Market all day

Poetry and Music at 11am with guest artists Tony Gould, janssen/hullick/duo, Fiona & John Thorn

French Food available all day


1 - 3pm

Panel and public discussion - Trends in Poetry Publishing in Australia Today: The Journey from Poet to Reader

Australian poets' Prose Sculpture (Writing within Writing) works performed and displayed - with the participation also of Jacqueline Dutton (Australia) and Melbourne University French students hn Thorn


The Atrium

(Jolimontexpres Café, Federation Square : enter from Flinders Street near Art Gallery, Melbourne)

 

2 - 4pm

World Poetry at Fed. Square with Lella Carridi & Janna Hillbrink

Launch by Miguel Utray, Spanish Consul in Melbourne of the English/Spanish Anthology of Australian poetry, edited by Luke Davies and translated by José Luis Reina Palazon, in the presence of the Spanish publisher and poet Javier Jover Jaumes (Ediciones Calima). Celebrating the eve of Spanish National day with music and words

La Traductière - 2008 dossier 'Australian Poets Today' presented by Ms Sylvie Christophe, Cultural and Cooperation Attaché, French Embassy in Australia

Poetry readings in Spanish, French and English with Spanish and French music by Fiona and John Thorn


ALL EVENTS FROM 8th to 11th OCTOBER ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EXCEPT FOR THE CROSS-TRANSLATION WORKSHOPS

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