Literary Nights | Productive Misreadings

Date: 11 April
Time: 18:00
Venue:  London
17-19 Cockspur St, London SW1Y 5BL

This year we celebrate the Day of Hungarian Poetry with a very special event at our new theatre space. János Áfra and Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga will present and talk about their bilingual poetry-art volume Productive Misreadings to the London audience.

In the bilingual English-Hungarian Productive Misreadings / Termékeny félreértés the poet and the artist address and challenge one another in different languages, through their experimental dialogue they create a third and arrive together at a common tongue. Through their continent-spanning interactions, editing programmes become their platform, providing space for intermedial crossings, the varying and mixing of divergent codes, the overriding of rules and the blurring of boundaries, through which a concentrated mode of expression is invented.

Hungarian Literature Online’s editor, Owen Good will moderate the conversation. Multi-award-winning pianist and composer, Tamás Balogh will join the authors with an interactive play giving a unique atmosphere to the presentation.

The event will take place on the 11th of April, starting at 7pm.

Address: Liszt Institute London, 17- 19 Cockspur Street SW1Y 5BL, London

Entry is free of charge but RSVP required here: Register

The event is kindly supported by the City of Debrecen.