Birmingham to Ukraine

| by Kurly McGeachie

Six West Midlands writers visited Ukraine earlier this year. Kurly McGeachie shares his creative response to the city of Kyiv.

Three Kyiv Poems

| by Jonathan Davidson

Six West Midlands writers visited Ukraine earlier this year. Jonathan Davidson shares his creative response to the city of Kyiv.

Inside the Cathedral of Assumption

| by Kit de Waal

Six West Midlands writers visited Ukraine earlier this year. Kit de Waal shares her creative response to the city of Kyiv.

Kyiv

| by Jonathan Coe

Six West Midlands writers visited Ukraine earlier this year. Jonathan Coe shares his creative response to the city of Kyiv.

Journeys in Translation

| by Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa

How does poetry travel across borders and languages? Ambrose Musiyiwa and Emma Lee, two poets from Leicester who are coordinating a multi-lingual poetry project called Journeys in Translations, discuss their inspirations and explain how you too can get involved.

Shubbak Festival at the British Library

Shubbak Festival presents two days of unmissable Arab literature at the British Library, 15-16 July, including panel discussions, readings, interviews and workshops, with leading Arabic-language novelists, poets, short story writers, children’s writers and comic artists.

Remembering Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017)

| by Cathy Costain

Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017) was an acclaimed and hugely influential Arabic literary translator. Cathy Costain, Head of Arts at the British Council Egypt, reflects on an extraordinary life.