Events

The Poetry Translation Centre’s LIVE events are unique: highly-regarded international poets read their beautifully translated poems in the company of some of the UK’s most distinguished poets. On these pages you can find information about our events, together with photos, recordings and videos.

Forthcoming events

Recent events

Translating Siraiki poetry with Nukhbah Langah Workshop

Translating Siraiki poetry with Nukhbah Langah

Saraiki is a dialect of the Punjabi language spoken by 20 million people. This workshop will be lead by Nukhbah Langah was born in Pakistan and came to the UK to complete her PhD on contemporary Siraiki poetry at the University of Leeds.

RADA Council Room
62-64 Gower St
London
WC1E 6ED
Translating Dari poet Mujib Mehrdad with Alireza Abiz Workshop

Translating Dari poet Mujib Mehrdad with Alireza Abiz

Mujib Mehrdad is an established poet of the younger generation who writes free verse and is highly respected both as a poet and as a scholar.

RADA Council Room
62-64 Gower St
London
WC1E 6ED
Translating Haitian poet Frankétienne from French with André Naffis-Sahely

Translating Haitian poet Frankétienne from French with André Naffis-Sahely

Frankétienne is a writer, poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual recognized as one of Haiti’s leading writers and playwrights of both French and Hatian Creole. This workshop will be led by Andre Naffis-Sahely who is a poet, critic and literary translator.

RADA - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Council Room
62-64 Gower Street
London
WC1E 6ED
Workshop: Dawood Azami translating poetry from Afghanistan Workshop

Workshop: Dawood Azami translating poetry from Afghanistan

Broadcaster and translator, Dawood Azami returns to lead a workshop focusing on poetry written in Pashto, one of the two official languages of Afghanistan.

RADA
Council Room
62-64 Gower St
London
WC1E 6ED
Workshop: Atef Alshaer translating Syrian poet Fouad Mohammad Fouad Workshop

Workshop: Atef Alshaer translating Syrian poet Fouad Mohammad Fouad

Arabic translator Atef Alshaer leads a workshop focusing on the work of Syrian poet Fouad Mohammad Fouad. This workshop will look at completing the translation of Fouad Mohammad Fouad’s poem Aleppo Diary which was begun at a previous poetry translation workshop.

RADA
Council Room
62-64 Gower St
London
WC1E 6ED