Ranting verse sprang from punk and reggae in the early 1980s. This grassroots poetry was angry, political, sweary, boozy and funny…
The European Literature Network was created with the mission of championing great writing from Europe in the UK – and doing it together. Open to writers, translators, publishers, agents, festival directors, arts managers and journalists, ELNet is a free, collaborative hub for sharing news, events, videos, blogs, poetry, prose, translations and reviews. Founded in 2010 by former BBC journalist Rosie (‘The Riveter’) Goldsmith, ELNet spreads the word about European literature and translation via its website, Riveter magazines, Riveting Interview series, #RivetingReviews, workshops, events and festivals, operating thanks to a dedicated core team and an extensive network of volunteers and supporters. ELNet is both an online and physical gathering place for sharing content and discussion, to encourage the promotion, professionalism and popularity of European literature in the UK.
"Thank you so much for the workshop, I found it really useful and thought the format - short, focused talks by several highly qualified people, each bringing a slightly different perspective - worked extremely well."
"I'd like to thank the organisers of the recent Riveting Reviews workshop. What an excellent crash course in how to write a professional review! Invaluable tips and insights from every single speaker."
"Thanks so much for a brilliant afternoon. I found it both encouraging and enlightening and feel quite inspired to keep writing as a result."
Chair of EUNIC, European Union Institutes Of Culture
"We thank you for your enthusiasm and very visible passion about European culture. You did a fantastic job."
Hans G. Ruprecht
"Congratulations! That’s a wonderful initiative."
"What an extraordinary day! It was such a pleasure to be involved in this. You're an inspiration."