Darlleniadau i ddathlu pen-blwydd Ilhan Sami Çomak birthday readings

Darlleniadau i ddathlu pen-blwydd Ilhan Sami Çomak

Mae’n bleser gan PEN Norwy a Wales PEN Cymru eich gwahodd i ddathlu pen-blwydd Ilhan Sami Çomak – bardd Cwrdaidd sydd wedi ei garcharu. Ymunwch â ni ar Zoom am gerddoraieth a darlleniadau barddoniaeth i ddathlu ei ben-blwydd. #RhyddhewchYBardd

8 Mawrth 2021. 6pm CET / 5PM GMT / 8PM amser Twrci.

Gweler amserlen lawn y digwyddiad isod.

E-bostiwch caroline@norskpen.no i gofrestru.

Ilhan Sami Çomak Birthday Readings

PEN Norway and Wales PEN Cymru invite you to join us to celebrate the birthday of imprisoned Kurdish poet Ilhan Sami Çomak. Join us on Zoom for music and poetry readings to celebrate his birthday. #FreeThe Poet

8 March 2021. 6pm CET / 5PM GMT / 8PM Turkish time.

See below for the full event schedule.

Please email caroline@norskpen.no to register for the event.




INTRODUCTION by PEN Norway’s Turkey Adviser Caroline Stockford

Suna Alan, Kurdish Folk Singer

Message from Ilhan’s mother & Ipek Özel



Alice Oswald

Menna Elfyn, President, Wales PEN Cymru

Norwegian poet Aasne Linnestå

New Zealand poet Sophia Wilson


Member of Turkish Authors’ Union, Hakkı Zariç, speaks about Ilhan’s work

Turkist poet Nilay Özer reads one of Ilhan’s poems

Message from Ilhan to Wales PEN Cymru on his being

made an honorary member



Caryl Bryn reads Ilhan’s poem ‘Things that are not Here’ in Welsh

to a piece for harp composed for Ilhan by Shelley Musker Turner


American poets

Lee Herrick

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Haleh Liza Gafori


Caroline Stockford thanks all and reminds participants

and audience to leave birthday messages for Ilhan in ‘Chat’


Screening of Øivind Hånes and Karsten Brustad’s

video and operatic rendition of Ilhan’s poems

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