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HeadRead festival in Estonia

Jason Goodwin, festival organiser, writes: "The Tallinn HeadRead literary festival, like Tallinn itself, is small but perfectly formed. Run by Estonian writers, publishers and translators, the festival is a feast, a conversation and a joy..."

Philip Gross appeared in three events:
Spores and Sparks, with Doris Kareva - Tuesday, 21 May at 17:00, Estonian National Library, Tallinn - followed by discussion with other British writers, Jason Goodwin, Michel Faber, Louisa Young, Nikky Smedley

Solo reading - Saturday, 25 May, at Cafe Ait, Vene 14, Tallinn

Poetry Mass, with Kalju Kruusa, Berit Kaschan, Adam Cullen, Kai Aareleid, Rein Veidemann, Veronika Kivisilla and Maarja-Liis Mölder. Music: Katariin Raska - Sunday, 26 May, in Niguliste church/museum 

Dark Sky Park – shortlisted for the CLiPPA award

Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature is on the shortlist for the prestigious CLiPPA award for children’s poetry.

Go to the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's POETRYLINE for videos of poems by all five shortlisted poets - Kwame Alexander, Stephen Camden, Eloise Greenfield, Rachel Rooney and myself.

The winner of CLiPPA 2019 will be announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre in central London on Wednesday 3rd July 2019. The event will be attended by children from across the UK who have participated in the CLiPPA shadowing scheme in their schools in the run up to the award. The award is sponsored by ALCS, the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society with support from the Siobhan Down Trust.

Our Small Universe: the languages of the UK in Modern Poetry in Translation

Here's a timely exploration by this much respected magazine into the many languages of the United Kingdom - from Romani to Welsh; Shetlandic to BSL; Turkish to Ulster Scots – and features Owen Sheers, Zoe Brigley, Liz Berry, MacGillivray, David Morley, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi andMatthew Hollis. Cyril Jones and Philip Gross collaborate using the Welsh ‘englyn’ form, and Sophie Herxheimer writes in her Grandmother’s ‘Inklisch’.