Trilengua is a unique and sporadic event that is held in Barcelona, and enables writers to present their work, be it poetry or prose, to an open and appreciative audience.
Trilengua attempts to have speakers of three separate languages at each event, and at the upcoming reading there will be speakers of Catalan, Castilian and English. Trilengua's ideology is that in a multi-cultural city such as Barcelona, integration can be promoted by linguistic understanding and exchange. The project focuses on the act of writing as an art form; its rhythm and its sounds, and the process of bringing writers together in a way that transcends language barriers.
The event will feature Débora Castillo who will be speaking in Castilian, Imma Grau Baldé in Catalan, along with Karen Swenson and Hunter Tremayne. Swenson grew up in New York and her books of poetry include A Daughter’s Latitude (1999) and The Landlady in Bangkok (1993), which was selected for the National Poetry Series. She has written articles for The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times, and served as a consultant for The National Geographic.
The event will be held on Saturday 27th October from 6-8pm at Tatami Room, c/Poeta Cabanyes 19, 08004. Full information can be found here.