Latin American Poetry in Berlin

Poetry Festival "Latinale" – Preliminary Event on November 15 at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 351/2008 from Nov 07, 2008

The Latin American poetry festival "Latinale" will be held November 15 - 22, 2008, in Berlin. The first event on November 15 will be a translation workshop at the Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. The project is being organized by the Instituto Cervantes with assistance from Freie Universität. The presentations will include poetry readings, performances, and films by young Latin American poets.

The poetry festival will focus on the transformational power of poetry for political, social, and ecological issues. The performances by the various poets should make it apparent that the current transformational processes in Latin America are also being reflected in poetry.

The presenting poets are from eight Latin American countries. The lectures and discussions will be held in Spanish and German.

Additional information may be obtained from:

  • Rike Bolte, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Latin American Studies,
  • Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838 55575, Email:

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