Sunday 6th November
11:00 am - 11:50 am
In this panel event, poets Ifor ap Glyn, Juana Adcock, and Peter Mackay discuss exactly what it says on the tin: is it time to reject English? Why, when we have so much bilingualism amongst us, do UK-based poets automatically revert to writing in this colonising language, rather than celebrating the written word in other languages? And why, when we think about translating international work, does the translator so often turn to English as their translation of choice?
Chaired by Esa Aldegheri, our three poets – speakers of Welsh, Spanish, and Gaelic – tackle these questions and decide, once and for all, if it is time to reject English.
This event is supported by Llenyddiaeth Cymru | Literature Wales, the national company responsible for the development of literature in Wales. www.literaturewales.org