On the 28th and 29th of March 2015 a conference will be held at Godsbanen in Aarhus, Denmark. The participants will represent the entire circle of the Nordic literary field; poets, readers, festival-managers, scientists, researchers, and others.
The primary aim of the conference is to create a solid foundation for the development of PoetryConnexion. The conference will provide all the vital answers for the development of the project. How can we strenghten Nordic poetry and poetry festivals altogether? What should the website look like? Should it be in English and / or a Nordic language? etc.
Please contact Thomas Olesen, founder and project manager, at mail(at)poetryconnexion.org for more information.
DAY I: THEORY, FESTIVALS and POETRY
13.00: Project manager, Thomas Olesen: Welcome and introduction to PCx
13.15: Prof. Peter Stein Larsen, AAU: On the research programme CERCOP and contemporary (digital) poetry
14.00: Festival managers Cindy Lynn Brown (Odense lyrikfestival) and Hanne Lillebo (Nordisk samtidspoesifestival): How to make a stage for poetry
14.45: Break. Have some coffee
15.00: Presentations: Meet the literature festivals and poetry stages of the Nordic region
16.00: Tour around Godsbanen: Robert Christensen from Aarhus Centre for Literature at Godsbanen talk about their work
20.00: LIVE POETRY READING
Mads Mygind (DK)
Esa Hirvonen (FIN)
Christoffer Ugilt (DK)
Lise Haurum (DK)
(FREE OF CHARGE / GRATIS)
DAY II: WORKSHOPS
10.00: Project manager, Thomas Olesen: Good morning
10.15: Inspiration: Lise Haurum: How to design a website for poetry
11.15: WORKSHOP, part I (Details will be published later)
12.00: Lunch break (Bring your own lunch or buy it in the cafeteria at Godsbanen)
12.45: WORKSHOP, part II (Details will be published later)
14.30: The end