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Litro Summer Literary & Arts Festival ’18

The Litro Summer Literary Festival has a few things of Korean interest, not least of which is the very welcome presence of Krys Lee, who apart from hosting a masterclass on Korean poetry and participating in a panel session on female writers will also be introducing Im Sang-soo’s adaptation of Hwang Sok-yong’s The Old Garden on 24 May.

Jihyun Park will be talking in a session on peace on the Korean peninsula; Mary Lynn Bracht will be reading from White Chrysanthemum; and Suki Kim is billed as attending, though I can’t find the slot where she is featured. She was originally down as appearing with Bae Suah, but that session is no longer happening.

Litro festival

For the full programme, and to buy tickets, visit the Litro Live website. Here are the Korea-related items I can find at the time of writing:

Saturday 26 May, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Masterclass: translating Korean poetry

Join award winning translator Krys Lee for this not be missed masterclass into translating and appreciating Korean Poetry.

Location: SOAS University, Khalili Lecture Theatre


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

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

£5 + fee

Saturday 26 May, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Litro Emerging Voices

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.

£5 + fee

“Herstory” women grabbing back the literary canon!

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.

£5 + fee

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