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

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
Translating Kurdish Poetry with Mohammad Mustafa Workshop

Translating Kurdish Poetry with Mohammad Mustafa

Arriving at the translated poem involves deploying all the resources of English to find words and phrases that are true to the original yet which also convey its special qualities as a poem. In February we will be translating Kurdish poetry with Mohammad Mustafa.

RADA Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Council Room
62-64 Gower Street
London
WC1E 6ED

Recent events

CANCELED: Translating 3 Georgian Poets with Natalia Bukia-Peters Workshop

CANCELED: Translating 3 Georgian Poets with Natalia Bukia-Peters

Our Georgian poetry workshop with Natalia Bukia-Peters has been cancelled. Hopefully this workshop, looking at the poetry of Diana Amphimiadi, Liqokeli Lia and Kevanishvili Eka, will be rescheduled for later in the year.

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
Workshop: Serafina Vick translating poet Oscar Cruz from Cuba Workshop

Workshop: Serafina Vick translating poet Oscar Cruz from Cuba

Join translator Serafina Vick for a workshop focusing on translating poet Oscar Cruz from Cuba. Our workshops are open to anyone who can contribute a translation of a poem by a living African, Asian or Latin American poet who has an established reputation in their own language.

RADA
Council Room
62-64 Gower St
London
WC1E 6ED
Workshop: Alireza Abiz translating Farsi poetry from Iran Workshop

Workshop: Alireza Abiz translating Farsi poetry from Iran

Join poet and translator Alireza Abiz for a workshop focusing on translating Farsi poetry from Iran. Our workshops are open to anyone who can contribute a translation of a poem by a living African, Asian or Latin American poet who has an established reputation in their own language.

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