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  1. Queues around the block for Flip Festival in Paraty, Brazil

    Poetry a Capella

    In early July the British Council supported a number of events at Flip International Literature Festival of Paraty, Brazil

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  2. A special series of Iranian events at Southbank Centre's Poetry International

    Saturday 25th July at Southbank Centre's Poetry International festival- a full day of events celebrating Iranian poetry.

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  3. Barbara Jenkins: International Writer in Residence at Small Wonder

    Barbara Jenkins

    Barbara Jenkins has been selected as the inaugural International Writer in Residence at Small Wonder festival.

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  4. México20: New Voices, Old Traditions

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  5. Publisher Stefan Tobler on the libraries of Mexico City

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  6. Mexican writers take centre stage at The London Book Fair 2015

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  7. Event! Mexico Market Focus: Rights Forum

    Discover the opportunities in Mexican publishing

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  8. Writers head East to talk about World War One

    General, Project News

    30.10.2014

    Trains to Krasnoyarsk c Thomas Claveirole

    Helen Dunmore, Nigel Farndale and Imtiaz Dharker all head out to Eastern Siberia tomorrow for the Krasnoyarsk Book Fair.

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  9. A little Glasgow in Grenada: Jane Harris reflects on her Trading Tales Residency

    General, Blogs

    27.10.2014

    Jane Harris reading at Alice Yard c Georgia Popplewell

    Trading Tales is an ambitious residency programme and just one of four literature projects the British Council undertook around the Commonwealth Games. It is in partnership with the Mitchell Library and the generous time and support from various partners in the Caribbean including Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Yard.

    In this blog piece, Jane Harris reflects on her time in Grenada last month and her discoveries during the residency.

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  10. How Does Poetry Communicate the Human Experience of War?

    Achilles' Last Stand, photograph by Seth Anderson

    Today we publish the first of our five thought-pieces, beginning with poet and playwright Owen Sheers on the role poets have played in war – from ancient times to the present – and how they have attempted to communicate the human experience of conflict through verse.

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