RTWCS: Ledig House 2011

Every year we include a special Ledig House event as part of our Reading the World Conversation Series. This is one of our most popular events every season, in part because it includes such a diverse range of speakers, writing in a range of genres.

The three guests that participated in this year’s event were:

  • Chika Unigwe, the author of the critically acclaimed On Black Sisters Street, a novel about four women who left their African homeland to work the red light district in Antwerp, and have their lives irrevocably altered when one of them is murdered;
  • Mads Mygind, a Danish poet whose debut poetry collection—For vi har set os omkring—came out this past February to critical acclaim. In addition to writing poetry, Mags founded “Verbal Pupils,” an annual poetry festival; and
  • Anna Mioni, a translator from English into Italian, who will read from her translation of Tom McCarthy’s C and talk about the Italian Translators Union, which she helped found.

All three were brilliant, and this event went remarkably well.

And even if you don’t have the time to watch the whole thing, you MUST go to the 7:15 mark to hear the most bad ass Danish poem ever.

Click here to watch the whole video, or see the embedded section below.

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