Pamenar Reading Series are held in London (Beara Beara Café), Tehran (Shabhay-e Pamenar) and Toronto (Pamenar Café).
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28 September 2019
The 1st Pamenar Reading Series and official launch of Pamenar Press
The 1st Pamenar Reading Series and official launch of Pamenar Press took place on September 28th at Beara Beara café, London, UK. Simon Smith read first from his new chapbook 2 New Poems. This was followed by reading from a surprise guest, Sacsha Akhtar, who read (in Urdu and English) from a rare manuscript of cross-genre work by Hijab Imtiaz entitled Adab-e-Zareen. She has translated this work and it will be published by Oxford University Press, India in April 2020. Pamenar Press also launched the poster poem Landlines by Stephen Emmerson. Stephen performed an interactive reading of Landlines with the help of the audience, and both he and they participated in reading the poster together. William Rowe, introduced bilingually in Spanish and English in acknowledgement of his research and translation in Spanish literature, read from new poems. Virna Teixeira read poems concerning gender and identity. Finally, Mamta Sagar, on the final day of her stay in the UK before returning to India, performed poems written originally in her mother tongue of Kannada alongside music performed by Sabastian Sterkowicz.