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Paul Celan: the Romanian context
Thu 12 November 2015, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
A special event with Edmund de Waal and Grete Tartler. Part of Celan: sounds and visions.
Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute
Taking place from 6.30pm in the St Pancras Room at Kings Place, this event features Edmund de Waal in conversation with acclaimed Romanian poet Grete Tartler, exploring the story of Celan's Romanian roots and his enduring international influence.
Edmund de Waal will be signing copies of his highly acclaimed new publication The White Road, followed by a wine reception.
This free event is a wonderful start to an evening in celebration of Paul Celan, and will provide a unique opportunity to discover more about this fascinating poet.
Edmund de Waal is an artist whose porcelain is exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, won the RSL Ondaatje prize and the Costa Biography Award and in 2015 he was award the Windham-Campbell prize for non-fiction by Yale University.
Grete Tartler is an acclaimed Romanian poet, translator and writer. Her most recent collection is the anthology of poetry Materia signata, Cartea Romaneasca 2004. She is the author of several volumes of literature for children, most recent Green kohlrabies in Cat’s Land, 2009. Grete is presently associate Professor and researcher at the Bucharest University (Paul Celan Centre of Studies).
Presented by Poet in the City and Aurora Orchestra
Join us after the event for Celan: sounds and visions at 8pm in Hall One; a performance in collaboration with Aurora Orchestra which celebrates the influence of Celan through art and music.