ON Tuesday November 7, Javea Social Centre will play host to Javea Book Circle and distinguished poet Robert Archer as he reads from his recent bilingual poetry collection The Naming of Birds /El nombre de los pajaros, with translations by the distinguished Spanish poet Guillermo Carnero.
This is the first time this academic and scholar Robert has collected any of his work as a poet and the collection is published by the important poetry journal 21veintiunversosof Valencia.
Robert Archer has a longstanding connection to the regions of Catalunyaand Valencia, teaching and researching on medieval and “Golden Age” Spanish and Catalan/Valencian literature in London, England and Melbourne, Australia.
In recognition of his scholarship, he was elected a member of the Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans and he is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
At the Book Circle meeting,poems from the collection will be read in both English and Valencian and a discussion will follow.
A reminder that on Tuesday December 5, to accompany Javea Book Circle’s Christmas supper, Christopher North will read from the works of Jane Austen.
Javea Book Circle meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Javea Social Centre (near the parking in the Plaza de la Constitución Espanola) at 6.30pm for a 6.30pm start.
New members are always welcome, for more information get in touch with Nina Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 965 791 782.