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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. UK Guest of Honour at Guadalajara International Book Fair - Writers Announced!

    The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America, and in November 2015 it will welcome the UK as its Guest of Honour.

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  5. Tania Hershman and Paul McVeigh read in Mexico City!

    On the 9 June 2015, short story writers Paul McVeigh and Tania Hershman read in Mexico City in an event at Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 'Contar El Cuento'. Here is a round-up of tweets from the event

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  6. Laia Jufresa's last blog from Hay Festival

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  7. Laia Jufresa's second blog from Hay Festival

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  8. Laia Jufresa blogs from Hay Festival

    29.05.2015

    Laia Jufresa, the British Council's International Writer in Residence at Hay Festival, on her first impressions of the festival

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  9. Poets on the link between walking and inspiration

    Indian poet Tishani Doshi and Welsh poet Jonathan Edwards recently met in Calcutta, and met again as part of Alchemy festival at the Southbank Centre in May 2015. Here the two poets reflect on the ancient link between writing and walking.

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  10. Walking Cities: Kolkata

    Project News

    22.05.2015

    Joe Dunthorne and Tishani Doshi

    Walking Cities celebrates the centenary of Dylan Thomas by creating cultural exchange between poets from Wales and India, on the streets of their local cities. The following walk took place in Kolkata, with poets Jonathan Edwards, Joe Dunthorne, Tishani Doshi and Jeet Thayil.

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