a poetic gathering


A-festival believes in the equality of all languages and endeavors to better care for underrepresented languages, attending to questions of representation in multilingual spaces. 

In its second year, A-festival 2017 concentrates on translational and transnational issues in various contexts of expression, ranging from the personal, the experimental, the feminine, to the (in)visible. Festivities take the form of various workshops, panel discussions, readings, performances and other dances around the personal practices and politics of translation.

The intimate and independent international gathering brings together poets and translators from Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, and Taiwan. The festival will take place across two cities in Vietnam, starting in Hanoi from October 11 and migrating to Saigon on October 15.