Navigators of New Maps
An Exiled Writers Ink (EWI) online event on
Monday 4th April at 7pm
"Isabel del Rio is a prolific bilingual poet, novelist and prose writer whose work is experimental, wide-ranging and above all, concerned with the possibilities of language and its ethics. Her autobiography in fragments, 'A Woman Alone', looked at the legacy of the Civil War in Spain refracted through one life. She uses fantasy, sci-fi and experimentation to investigate the oppression of women and nature."
The event will be hosted by poet and chair of Exiled Writers Ink, Catherine Temma Davidson
Isabel will be reading excerpts from her memoir:
'A Woman Alone'
Tickets Available from Eventbrite here
Launch of 'Vo(i)ces'
The anthology 'Vo(i)ces' includes the commended poems from the Victorina Poetry Award 2020. The book was jointly produced by Victorina Press and Friends of Alice Publishing. The translations into either English or Spanish were by Isabel del Rio. Check out the video of the launch here.
Poets for Ukraine!
In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we will be holding a poetry event on Sunday 27 March to raise funds for the charity Goods for Good, who are working to deliver essential goods and medical items to those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
The event is supported by Poets for Ukraine, The Society of Authors, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School and JW3, and will take place at JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Please give generously, any donations will go directly to Goods for Good.
My 2022 letter to the Editor of Private Eye:
WORKS IN TRANSLATION
The 'Works in Translation' seminar, organised by King's College London, took place on Thursday 9th December at 7.00pm. This was the third instalment of the Multilingual Literature: Celebrating Multilingualism and Multiculturalism Series. The seminar featured discussions by panellists Isabel del Rio, Júlio Moredo and Mia Roman, and was chaired by Elodie Garceau. We explored the importance of multilingualism, works in translation, bilingual literature editions and reading in languages other than English.
November 2021 saw the Voces-Voices Festival, both online and live. A celebration of music and poetry, the Voces-Voices Festival was organised by the prestigious group Quimantú Music. Isabel's poetry reading is here (starts at 27:20) All episodes of the Festival are released on Quimantu's YouTube Channel.
'A Woman Alone: fragments of a memoir' featured on the Books by Women website:
"I worked on my recently published memoir ‘A Woman Alone’ for about a decade, recounting not only my own experiences but the historical context in which I grew up. It all began with a poem discussing several dramatic events that I had lived through, and it built up from there..."