Writers Meet

Writers Meet

Following British Council’s Cultural Programme for Turkey Market Focus at The London Book Fair in 2012-13, a new series of literary talks: Writers Meet, brought together writers and literary professionals from the UK and Turkey to talk about and share their writing and reading experiences, showcasing the breadth and diversity in the literature of both countries.

The series were initiated in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara extending its outreach to arts practitioners and literature lovers to Turkey. 

See the biographies of all writers here. You can also download the document below.

The conversation about the talks was followed with the hashtag #YazarlarBuluşuyor on twitter. 

See the photo album of the events. 

LIVESTREAM

The talk between Hanif Kureishi and Murathan Mungan on 18 February at 19.00 was broadcast live on this page and on our Facebook page

Please see the livestream video here.

18 February – Istanbul

Hanif Kureishi - Murathan Mungan 

Moderated by Aslı E. Perker

Location, Time: Pera Museum, 19:00

This event took place in the auditorium. 

The event was Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.

You can see the livestream video here.

24 February - Izmir

Paul McVeigh - Sema Kaygusuz 

Moderated by Esen Kara

Location, Time: Yaşar University, Selçuk Yaşar Campus A010 Conference Hall, 17:00

You can see the event video here

25 February - Istanbul

Paul McVeigh - Fatma Cihan Akkartal

Location: Pera Museum, 19:00

This event took place in the auditorium. 

The event was Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.

2 March - Ankara

Ned Beaumann - Hakan Günday

Moderated by Elif Bereketli

Location, Time: Contemporary Art Centre, 19:00

You can see the event video here

3 March - Istanbul

Ned Beaumann - Elif Bereketli 

Location, Time: Pera Museum, 19:00

This event took place in the auditorium. 

The event was Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.