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James is the organiser, translator and host of the International Poetry Night, a celebration of literature in multiple languages. The event has been held since 2016 in Colombia, Italy and the United Kingdom. It has welcomed more than a hundred readers in fifty-four languages.

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In 2018, 'The Confraternità Collection' was published with the help of Giorgio Santangelo and the Confraternità dell'Uva Bookshop, Bologna. Written in nine languages with English translation, it brought together original writing from the poets of the event in Italy.

Once Covid restrictions are eased, new events will be organised in Edinburgh.

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Special thanks to Christophe Vandeputte for photographs of the event in Bologna.