Charlotte Van den Broeck UK launch readings

Charlotte Van den Broeck UK launch readings


Belgian poet Charlotte Van den Broeck will be in the UK to launch the first English translation of her poetry.  Chameleon | Nachtroer, translated  from the Dutch by David Colmer, is published by Bloodaxe in February 2020.  She'll be giving readings in Newcastle and at StAnza International Poetry Festival in St Andrews.

Charlotte is renowned for her distinctive performances, which she is ‘searching for the speakability and experience of oral poetry’. She reads in both English and Dutch.


Wednesday 4 March 2020, 7.15pm, Literary and Philosophical Society (Loftus Room), 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE.

Charlotte Van den Broeck and Jan Wagner, and Programme Launch of Fault Lines: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2020

To celebrate the Programme Launch of the Newcastle Poetry Festival 2020, NCLA have invited two leading European poets, Charlotte Van den Broeck (Belgium) and Jan Wagner (Germany), to read from their work. This event has been moved from the University to the Lit and Phil because university staff will be on strike on this date.

Free event, but booking advisable.

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StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival, 4-8 March 2020

Thursday 5 March, 17:00 - 18:00

Parliament Hall, South Street

Five O’Clock Verses

Reading: Alec Finlay, Charlotte Van den Broeck

StAnza 2020’s first Five O’Clock Verses brings together two poets from Belgium and Scotland respectively. Charlotte Van den Broeck is an engaging poet whose use of narrative poetic structure, and performative approach to her readings, creates a sense of dramatic tension for readers and audiences alike. She has published two collections of poetry, Kameleon (2015), which was awarded the Herman de Coninck debut prize for poetry by a Flemish author, and Nachtroer (2017), which was nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize 2018 and the Ida Gerhard Prize. These two volumes are combined in Chameleon | Nachtroer, translated  from the Dutch by David Colmer, is published by Bloodaxe in February 2020.

Alec Finlay is an internationally recognised and award-winning poet and artist who works across creative mediums to explore how the diversity of cultures can relate to landscape and ecology. Alongside publishing several folios and pamphlets, he has curated temporary art exhibitions and installations around the UK, with several works in permanent residence at Jupiter Artland.


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Charlotte Van den Broeck reads from Chameleon | Nachtroer

Pamela Robertson-Pearce filmed Charlotte Van den Broeck reading (or speaking) English translations of six of her poems, followed by the original poems in Dutch, at Letterenhuis in Antwerp in December 2018:

[06 February 2020]

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