Cambridge literally turns Brazilian

The historical English town of Cambridge will host Brazilian literary festival on Saturday, April 5th. The initiative is a partnership between the UK Brazilian Festival FlipSide and Cambridge Literary Festival.

The highlights of the event include:

Translation Duel with Angel Gurria-Quintana and Amanda Hopkinsonwho go head-to-head with rival versions of the same text translated from Portuguese to English. Daniel Hahn from the British Centre of Literary Translation referees.
10am–11am at Divinity Lightfoot, The Divinity School, St John’s College, St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP

Alex Bellos on Futebol, his definitive and classic exploration of Brazil’s relationship to the beautiful game – which in this World Cup year will be a popular discussion…
2.30-3.30pm at Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TQ

The life of Elizabeth Bishop, one of the 20th Century’s greatest and most beloved poets, will be celebrated by Bishop aficionados Ali Smith and Blake Morrison, and includes a film about Bishop’s two homes in Ouro Preto and Petropolis. Bishop spent 15 years living in Brazil and produced much of her finest work there.
5.30-6.30pm at The Divinity School, St John’s College, St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP

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