Hommage to Nina’s work in French Institute in Belgrade – 17. december

Nina plakatThe French Institute and the Cultural center in Belgrade presents Nina Zivancevic’s entire missionary work in Serbia and abroad.

Nada Popovic-Perisic and Jelena Novakovic will talk about various aspects of her literary legacy as seen in literature, criticism, theory and in theatre.

French Institute in Belgrade

Thursday, December 17 at 18:30.

Guest speakers: Nada Popovic-Perisic, educator, theorist, literary critic, former ambassador to UNESCO

Jelena Novakovic, educator, former chairman of Roman studies

at the University of Belgrade, theorist and translator.

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London book launch event

Living on Air (26 May) - Nina Zivancevic
‘Poetry Alive’ will be a combined ‘Book Launch Party’ to celebrate the publication of ‘Living On Air’ by Nina Zivancevic and The Rain Stands Tall: Selected Poems (1959-2015)by Neil Oram.
This will be a rare opportunity to meet two great writers and poets; Serbian poet and academic Nina Zivancevic (also Allen Ginsberg’s personal assistant for many years) + Neil Oram, best known as the author of ‘The Warp‘ (an extraordinary 22 hour play celebrating ‘alternative living’ performed at the ICA, Roundhouse, Edinburgh Festival and other venues in the 1980’s, 90’s and early 2000’s).
Nina will be accompanied by composer and ‘multi photo 1(2)instrumentalist’ Zoran Petkovic on electric keyboard. There will also be a guest performance by American-exile poet Win Harms, author of ‘In Harms Way’. Her latest book of poems ‘Boys n Booze’ is currently ‘in production’.
The event will be hosted by poet and author Niall McDevitt.
 
Program:
7.00 – 7.10: Introduction by Niall McDevitt.
7.10 – 7:30: Nina Zivancevic (with Zoran Petkovic on key board).
7.35 – 8.00: Neil Oram.
8.00 – 8.30: Refreshments, book signing.
8.30 – 8.40: Introduction + Win Warms.
8.40 – 9.00: Nina Zivancevic.
9.05 – 9.30: Neil Oram.
9.30 – 10.30: Discussion about poetry, publishing etc + book signing.
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Venue: 7-10.30 pm 20th Nov @ Poetry Café, The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX.
PS:  If you can please support the Refugee Community Kitchen project: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/stephanos-stavrinides
Nina with Penny Arcade
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<< Sonnets en Avion>> poetry performance and book launch Paris, Centre Culturel de Serbie

amourNew poetry book in French, <<Sonets en Avion>> editions NON LIEU, illustrations by Nathalie Perrault

Translations by Ljiljana and Raymond Fuzellier

Reading in French by Nathalie Perrault

Reading in Serbian Nina Zivancevic

Critical interpretation by Giancarlo Pizzi, philosopher and Jean Pierre Faye

Introduction by Jérôme Carassou, editor

Music : Antoine Guillier, violon

Centre Culturel de Serbie – Paris, 25 April 2015 – photo

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Blue Bus – London reading November 18th

Letters-To-Myself-by-Nina-Zivancevic-webThe Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Nina Zivancevic, Giles Goodland and David Miller on Tuesday 18th November from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the ninety-fifth event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Nina Zivancevic was born in former Yugoslavia but most of her life she has lived on both sides of the Atlantic where she has performed widely throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has 20 books of poetry and fiction published and her work has been widely translated. A former assistant to Allen Ginsberg, she has also worked for many years with renowned theatre companies such as The Living Theatre and La Mama in New York. Her poetry readings and solo performances draw breath from such working experiences. She lives in Paris and teaches Avantgarde Theatre at la Sorbonne. Most recently she has obtained Bourse de Creation, a distinguished poetry grant from French Centre nationale du Livre. Nina Zivancevic will present her new book LETTERS TO MYSELF published by Barncott Press in 2014.

David Miller was born in Melbourne (Australia) in 1950, and has lived in London since 1972. His more recent publications include The Waters of Marah (Shearsman Books, 2005), The Dorothy and Benno Stories (Reality Street Editions, 2005), In the Shop of Nothing: New and Selected Poems (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007) and Black, Grey and White: A Book of Visual Sonnets (Veer Books, 2011). He has compiled British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000: A History and Bibliography of ‘Little Magazines’ (with Richard Price, The British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2006) and edited The Lariat and Other Writings by Jaime de Angulo (Counterpoint, 2009) and The Alchemist’s Mind: a book of narrative prose by poets (Reality Street, 2012). Spiritual Letters (Series 1-5) appeared from Chax Press in 2011, and a double CD recording of David Miller reading this same work came out from LARYNX in 2012. He is also a musician and a member of the Frog Peak Music collective. His Collected Poems, Reassembling Still, was published by Shearsman Books in 2014. His A River Flowing Beside will appear from Hawkhaven Press in 2014 and Spiritual Letters (Series 6) from Like This Press in 2015.

Giles Goodland was born in Taunton, was educated at the universities of Wales and California, took a D. Phil at Oxford, has published a several books of poetry including A Spy in the House of Years (Leviathan, 2001), Capital (Salt, 2006), What the Things Sang (Shearsman, 2009), Gloss (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011) and The Dumb Messengers (Salt, 2012). He works in Oxford as a lexicographer and lives in West London. In 2010, he won the 2010 Cardiff International Poetry Competition. He also writes academic papers on lexicography and on Shakespeare.

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