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April 8 2018

International Roma Day at ERIAC


International Literature Campaign


On International Roma Day, ERIAC celebrates the contributions Roma poets have made, and continue to make, to the richness of European literature. Contrary to the common perception of Roma culture as a-literary and insensitive to written word, ERIAC wants to visibilize and acknowledge Roma literary creations. On this occasion we ask the ERIAC community, together with contemporary Roma poets, scholars, public figures, and artists from across the global diaspora to choose one Roma poem that should be read this month. We are collecting the video contributions through our Facebook page and via e-mail. The collected videos will be broadcast on the ERIAC website, ERIAC youtube channel and Facebook page. The final compilation of the International Literature Campaign videos will be shows in ERIAC Office and Art Space.




Join our campaign!


Submit a poem:

Via e-mail to:

Or to our Facebook Page:

See all the videos submitted already on ERIAC  youtube channel:




Name of author, Title of the poem, Poems translation or narration. (We recommend that you choose an inspiring or cool location/setting/ambience for your video recording).

We kindly ask you to shortly translate the poem you sent to English, or in case you are not able to translate the chosen piece, please explain in English why you chose the explicit poem.



Submit in 3 easy steps:

  • Choose a poem or a fragment of a poem by a Romani poet. Record a video reading the poem in any language. You can do it with your phone. Start the video by stating the author and the title of the work.
  • Write a short description of the poem in English – its translation or what it is about. Or tell us why you chose this poet.
  • Submit the video:
    • To ERIAC by e-mail:
    • Through Facebook, directly to our page or as a message
    • You can upload the video to a google drive and send us a link
    • You can send it to us via



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