Migrant Voices in Nordic Literature: Poetry Reading in Aarhus

Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1481, Room 366, Aarhus, Denmark

Multilingual Poetry Reading

A night with multilingual poetry reading with Danish translations and round table discussion in English. Poetry, reflections and thoughts from the voices of some of the migrant writers residing in Denmark.

In the Nordic countries, a number of writers lives and creates works in their mother tongue, which is not one of the Nordic main languages.
What are their experiences as persons and writers?
What language and images do they use to express their experiences?
What is Denmark to them? What have their country and language of origin become to them over time?

Participating Writers:

Pauline Ji/Sacramento Roselló (Multimedia)
Jan Pêt Khorto (Arabic)
Lucas Ruíz (Spanish)

Round Table Discussion:

Sacramento Roselló
Tobias Skivern
Hans Lauge Hansen
Dan Ringgaard
Steen Bille Jørgensen

Organised by NolitchX, IMMART and Aarhus University with support from Nordic Culture Point.

Writers biographies:

Pauline Jupin (Guadeloupe/France/Denmark) works with poetry, installation and performance. She teaches French and Drama at the French Institute in Copenhagen, where she has lived since 2015. She is also a curator and dramaturgist working with poetry in other shapes and spaces than as text on the white page. PhD Sacramento Roselló will be presenting her artistic project and samples thereof.

Jan Pêt Khorto (Syria/Denmark) is a Syrian Kurdish writer and public speaker. His poetry is categorised as having a political orientation and has been characterized as exile literature. Jan currently lives in Copenhagen where he was co-founder of the Syrian Cultural Institute in 2015. Two poetry collections have been publish in Denmark: Helveds Fristelser (2011) and Edens Vugge – Hviskende Skæbner fra Syrien (2016), translated by June Dahy. Jan will be reading some of his poems.

Lucas Ruiz (Spain/Denmark) is a writer, academic and teacher of Spanish and History. Lucas resides in Denmark since 1994. He is the author of the short story collection El esquiador de fondo (2014), translated into Danish as Langrendsskiløberen by Ditte Gadegaard and Ellen Wiuff – and from which you can read a short story here on our website – and the poetry collection Invariablemente (unpublished). Lucas will be reading one of his short stories.

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