PMF 2011 took place from May 14 to May 18, 2011 in Krásný ztráty. It featured 23 authors from 8 countries, two concerts and an introductory panel discussion devoted to the topic of translocal literature. The festival was prefaced by a night of prose readings on May 13 in the Prague club Utopia which introduced several Prague anglophone writers (Louis Armand, Thor Garcia, Holly Tavel).
The website of the 4th Annual PMF is accessible under the following link: http://www.praguemicrofestival.com/cs/program.
You can browse the gallery of PMF 2011 on the festival’s photographer Šárka Olehlová’s profile: http://tinyurl.com/d5kr6q6 and here: http://tinyurl.com/c8hftj3.
Among the highlights of PMF 2011 were:
—writers from English-speaking countries, incl. Carla Harryman (US), Barrett Watten (US), Keston Sutherland (UK), Ulli Freer (UK), Sean Bonney (IRL)
—writers from Amsterdam (Jane Lewty, Megan M. Garr) and Berlin (Alistair Noon, Donna
Stonecipher), places with which Prague writers had been developing increasingly close ties
—writers representing the Prague Anglophone scene (Louis Armand, Laura Conway, Stephan Delbos)
—Czech writers, both established (Sylva Fischerová, Josef Straka, Lenka Daňhelová, Martin Skýpala) and of the youngest generation (Dagmar Pokorná, Jan Těsnohlídek)
—a number of book launches, featuring exciting new titles from Litteraria Pragensia Books, including Stephan Delbos’ anthology of poetry from/about Prague, From a Terrace in Prague, and David Vichnar’s collection of essays on Prague poets, Thresholds
—a book launch of a new translation of Louis Armand’s Letters from Ausland, translated by David Vichnar and published by Petr Štengl
—VEER Press from London is one of the festival partners and will be launching several new titles; plans will be made toward publishing a series of translations of new Czech writing
—Versal magazine, from Amsterdam, will be holding an event to mark the publication of the
9th issue of their magazine
—the launch of VLAK 2, which is 424 pages of art, literature, criticism from around the world—with features on North Africa and Australia, and a large selection of exciting work by younger Czech poets in translation