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

Translation Workshop: Chinese Poems by Yu Youyou introduced by Dave Haysom Workshop

Translation Workshop: Chinese Poems by Yu Youyou introduced by Dave Haysom

Dave Haysom is a Chinese translator and joint managing director of Pathlinght magazine. At this workshop he will introduce the work Yu Youyou, a poet representative of the post-90’s generation, especially known for her mature voice and subtle treatment of modern femininity.

Free Word
60 Farringdon Road
London
EC1R 3GA
CANCELLED Translation Workshop: Georgian Poets introduced by Natalia Bukia-Peters Workshop

CANCELLED Translation Workshop: Georgian Poets introduced by Natalia Bukia-Peters

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. We hope to have Natalia Bukia-Peters return in Summer 2017 to continuing her translations of Georgian poets Diana Anphimiadi, Liqokeli Lia and Kevanishvili Eka who she introduced to the PTC in 2015.

Free Word
60 Farringdon Road
London
EC1R 3GA

Recent events

Translation Workshop: Kenyan Poet Abdilatif Abdalla introduced by Ida Hadjivayanis Workshop

Translation Workshop: Kenyan Poet Abdilatif Abdalla introduced by Ida Hadjivayanis

Translator Ida Hadjivayanis will be introducing the Poetry Translation Centre Kenyan poet Abdilatif Abdalla. Ida Hadjipanayis is a lecturer at SOAS. Abdilatif Abdalla is well known for his poetry and his political activism. One of his most famous poems, Sauti ya Dhiki was written while in solitary confinement.

University Of Westminster
115 New Cavendish St
London
W1W 6UW
Translation Workshop: Cuban Poet Oscar Cruz with translator Serafina Vick Workshop

Translation Workshop: Cuban Poet Oscar Cruz with translator Serafina Vick

In 2014 Serafina Vick spent 7 months living in Cuba where she began a project working with young Cuban poets, including Oscar Cruz. Last year she translated two of his poems with the Poetry Translation Workshop. Now she is returning to share more poems from the same writer.

Free Word
60 Farringdon Road
London
EC1R 3GA
Translation Workshop: Pashto Poetry with Dawood Azami Workshop

Translation Workshop: Pashto Poetry with Dawood Azami

This workshop will continue the Poetry Translation Centre’s work on Pashto poetry. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan and Pashto poetry has been praised since the 6th century. The workshop will be facilitated by English poet Clare Pollard.

University Of Westminster
115 New Cavendish St
London
W1W 6UW
Translation Workshop: Arabic Poetry by Amjad Nasir introduced by Atef Alshaer Workshop

Translation Workshop: Arabic Poetry by Amjad Nasir introduced by Atef Alshaer

Atef Alshaer will be introducing the work of well-known Jordanian poet Amjad Nasir at this workshop. Amjad Nasir’s work has a strong narrative elements and is written in a prose poem style. The workshop will be facilitated by English poet Clare Pollard.

University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish St
London
W1W 6UW
Translation Workshop: Persian Poetry with Alireza Abiz Workshop

Translation Workshop: Persian Poetry with Alireza Abiz

We start the new season of Poetry Translation Workshops with a session focusing on contemporary Dari poetry . The workshop will be Facilitated by Clare Pollard with literal translations provided by Alireza Abiz.

University of Westminster
London
115 New Cavendish St
W1W 6UW