Haringey Unchained at the Literally Swiss event
Haringey Unchained was proud to participate, for the second year in a row, in the European Literature Network’s incredible literary event at The Tabernacle on Friday 9th February 2018. This year the theme was Literally Swiss, and saw an inspiring group of writers with ties to Switzerland sharing in all things Swiss.
Our six creative writers worked behind the scenes with presenter Rosie Goldsmith to deliver an exciting evening dedicated to the promotion of Swiss writing into English translation. It was an all-star cast of writers including: Alain De Botton, Xiaolu Guo, Pedro Lenz, Deborah Levy, Monique Schwitter, Peter Stamm and Nicolas Verdan. Deborah Levy generously donated her very own annotated copy of her collection: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets, which she read from that evening, to our Haringey Unchainded writers as a thank you for their efforts.
Jon Slack, Creative Producer of the Literally Swiss event said "It was such a treat to have the Haringey girls on site and supporting our event. Their enthusiasm for the writer's work was abundantly clear, and their willingness to help the event run smoothly was an invaluable asset on the night. Would gladly work with them again - and recommend to any future partners lucky enough for the opportunity to include them in their project."
Over 150 members of the general public were in the audience for this cabaret-style evening of entertainment, including hilarious readings, inspiring chat, ethereal music, and delicious food and drink. We cannot wait for next year’s event!