South American Women Poets – 10th July

35134092_1748627995190635_4733137514485776384_nCARNAVAL PRESS presents three South American female poets at The Feminist Library:

and the Brazilian illustrator LUA CELINA

Tuesday, July 10th at 7pm – 9pm
Feminist Library

CARNAVAL PRESS is launching Lígia Dabul’s Garça Torta/ Crooked Heron during her passage by the UK this summer, and the first poetry collection (Un auto passa/ A car goes by) by visual artist Julieta Hanono, who is based in Paris. Luna Montenegro is a well known poet and performer based in London who will be showing her work during the evening. Lua Celina is joining the event to show her colourful work. She illustrated the cover of Crooked Heron for Carnaval Press.

LíGIA DABUL lives in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), where she was born. Her poems were published in anthologies, magazines and literary journals, print and online, in Brazil and other countries. She published Som (Rio de Janeiro, Editora Bem-Te-Vi; 2005), Luzes/Luces (La Plata, Editorial de la Universidad de La Plata; 2005), the brochure Algo do Gênero (São Paulo, Arqueria Editorial; 2010), Nave (São Paulo, Lumme) and Garça Torta/ Crooked Heron (2017). In 2007 she was awarded the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional/Ministery of Culture Grant for Writers. She has translated poetry from Spanish into English and took part in several poetry events in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Lígia Dabul teaches at University Federal Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro; her research focuses on anthropology and sociology of art

LUNA MONTENEGRO is a visual artist, poet and performer living in London. She works with text, sound, drawing, installation and film. She is a founder member of the art collective mmmmm and mmmmmfilms. She plays in the experimental band ALSO and runs ‘one night stanza’ a small hand made publishing press. She is interested in ideas of ritual, presence, locality and collaboration. She studied Fine Art and Social Sciences at Universidad Católica de Chile. Her work has been published by Intuitive Projects press, Writers Forum Chile, Errant Bodies Berlin, Recrea Libros, Alba Berlin, Word For/ Word, Crater Press, Tonic and Poetry Wales among other poetry and art journals. She has been part of the Writers forum with Bob Cobbing, London Biennale and Writers Forum Chile. She has shown her work in the ICA, Bibliotheca National de France, Lettrétage Literaturhaus, Zebra Poetry film Festival Berlin, museums, art galleries, residencies, public spaces, internet and radio.

JULIETA HANONO. Born in Buenos Aires, artist invited by Écoule de Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she currently lives. She graduated in philosophy and visual arts from Universidad de Rosario, Argentina. She has participated in solo and collective exhibitions in South America, France and Cuba, highlighting a recent participation at BienalSur (2017). Her work dialogues with memory, trauma and psychoanalysis. The original text of Un auto pasa, une voiture passe was published at magazine Nioques (Paris, 2016).

** This special event is also to highlight the problems on gender violence against Latin American women, not only in Latin America but also in Europe. A recent study by Queen Mary University showed that four in every five Brazilian women have experienced violence against women in London. That is unacceptable and we need to increase our awareness about that.

Carnaval Press is a small press specialised in Brazilian poetry in translation but it has been expanding and including also Portuguese and Latin American authors.

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