Programme

  • 24 May

    24 May

    Launch Night

    Korean Cultural Centre UK Presents:
    The Old Garden
    7pm-9pm: Film Screening (Introduction by Krys Lee)
    9:15pm – 10:30pm: Free drinks reception
    The Old Garden, Anti-government protests provide the stimulus for Im Sang-soo’s romantic drama that charts a love affair across the years. Adapted from the novel by Hwang Sok-yong, one of Korea’s most celebrated novelists and a political activist in his own right who, like Hyun-woo, spent time in prison for violating the National Security Law.

    Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1- 3 Strand WC2N 5BW
    Organised by the Korean Cultural Centre UK

  • 26 May

    26 May

    What are the prospects for sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula?

    11:00am – 12:00pm
    Join us to explore whether or not this is now the beginning of sustained peace in the Korean Peninsula, chairing this session will be former BBC correspondent and journalist Duncan Bartlett who is joined by Jihyun Park a North Korean refugee and survivor of human trafficking and Edward Howell ESRC scholar in international relations at Oxford University.

    Location: SOAS University, Senate House Alumni Lecture Theatre

  • 26 May

    26 May

    Master class: Translating Korean Poetry

    11:00am – 12:00pm:
    Join award winning translator Krys Lee for this not be missed masterclass into translating and appreciating Korean Potery.
    Location: SOAS University, Khalili Lecture Theater

  • May 26

    May 26

    Negotiating the Net in an age of Fake News

    12:00pm – 1:00pm:
    Fake news and our appetite for it go back a long way. 3300 years ago, the Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses the Great. Fake news gives us what we want. We all want to be on the winning side. Surely, it's the 'other' who are the dumb, misguided or evil? Join us to discuss all things Fake and newsworthy with Jarred McGinnis the co-founder of The Special Relationship, Jeremy Tarling -Engineering Manager, BBC News Audience Engagement and guests.

  •  26 May

    26 May

    Celebrating Diversity in publishing

    1:00pm- 2:00pm
    Valerie Brandes, ( founder of inclusive independent publishing house Jacaranda Books, who this year was named one of Powerlist magazine’s 100 most influential black Britons for 2018), and Young People's Laureate for London, Momtaza Mehri in conversation with award winning writer Qaisra Shahraz.
    Location: Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, W1T 1BJ

  • 26 May

    26 May

    "Herstory" women grabbing back the literary canon!

    3:00pm – 4:00pm:
    Join Bangladeshi poet, activist and entreupenuer Sadaf Saaz as she chairs a conversation with Poet & Dancer Tishani Doshi, Krys Lee, Momtaza Mehri.

    Location: SOAS University, Senate House Lecture theatre.

  • 26 May

    26 May

    Litro emerging voices

    3:00pm – 4:00pm:
    Litro Magazine presents readings & a celebration of works from new ethnic minority voices Mary Lynn Bracht(White Chrysanthemum), Uzma Aslam Khan (The Geometry of God, and Thinner Than Skin), Manu Plilal. The session will be chaired by prize winning novelist and scriptwriter Qaisra Shahraz.

    Location: SOAS University, Khalili Lecture Theatre.

  •  26 May

    26 May

    Poetry Hour

    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Punjabi poet Amarjit Chandan introduces an hour of readings, dance and performances with poet Tishani Doshi (Girls are coming out of the woods), Saadaf Saaz (Sari Reams) and many more.

    Location: SOAS University, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Bloomsbury, WC1H 0XG

  • 27 May

    27 May

    Speed Dating with Litro represents

    1.30pm – 2.30pm
    This Hour long surgery will give you a 20 minute session with one of our agents and direct feedback from publishers, to reserve interest please first read these Guidelines by following this link (cut & paste into your browser) https://litro.submittable.com/submit/115340/speed-dating-with-litro-represents-litro-represents-surgery-hour & submit your first chapter and a synopsis.

    Location: Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road, W1T 1BJ

  • 27 May

    27 May

    The power of Translation Across Borders
  • 27 May

    27 May

    #ZEEJLFatBL takeover (Impact of Bollywood on Popular Culture)

    12:00- 1:00pm:
    Priyanka Basu, David Lunn, Daniel Luther and Anna Morcom in conversation with Rachel Dwyer

    Bollywood is said to be the dominant form of Indian culture at home and overseas. We explore the current status of Bollywood in India and beyond, looking at its distinctive features. We look at how it grew among other forms of public culture and to what extent it shapes them today. Each of the speakers will reflect on the complex relations between different areas of culture: Anna Morcom will discuss various worlds of music and dance that use Bollywood music; Daniel Luther will focus on the impact of Bollywood on the acceptance of gay male culture in new media such as comedy shows and web series; Priyanka Basu will explore the connections between Bollywood and regional Bengali cinema, and how they have historically and culturally impacted; David Lunn will think through the complex relationship between literature and cinema, as well as Bollywood’s impact on language and speech. We will then open the discussion amongst ourselves and the audience, considering the critical position that Bollywood occupies in Indian and global popular culture.

    Location: SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

  • 27 May

    27 May

    #ZEEJLFatBL takeover (The Secret Diary of Kasturba)

    2:00pm- 3:00pm:
    Neelima Adhar Dalmia in conversation with Vayu Naidu

    Mahatma Gandhi’s wife Kasturba was a devoted companion and his loyal partner in the independence movement.Author of The Secret Diary of Kasturba, Neelima Dalmia Adhar examines , through the fictional lens , the troubled life choices thrust upon Kasturba Gandhi by the Mahatma. In conversation with writer Vayu Naidu, she explores the pain , hurt and sacrifice that marked the personal story of a very public life.

    Location: SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

  • 27 May

    27 May

    #ZEEJLFatBL takeover (Hinglish)

    4:00pm – 5:00pm:
    Suman Gupta and Jaishree Misra in conversation with Francesca Orsini

    "Dil maange more", "Not too nanga-panga", "“Don’t let their bhola faces fool you, Joyaji! They are a bunch of haramis". Hinglish, or the various mixing of Hindi and English, has spilled over from everyday language and youth lingo into advertising, other media, and literature. This panel explores its roots, forms, and contours, and how it is playing out in recent English and Hindi fiction.

    Location: SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

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