Series: Poetry Translation Workshops April-July Season
In our new Season of workshops we will be discovering new poets from China, Brazil and Mauritania as well as working with returning translators on poems from Jordan, Cuba and Georgia. There is no need to know the language being translated, just come along!
Our new season of Poetry Translation Workshops starts in April. We will be discovering new poets from China, Brazil and Mauritania as well as working with returning translators on poems from Jordan, Cuba and Georgia. Award winning UK poet and poetry teacher Clare Pollard is returning to facilitate this season's workshops.
There is no need to know the language being translated, just come along!
Each session costs £7 (£4 concession) but you can buy a Season Pass for all six workshops for just £35 (£20 for students and retirees). For unwaged and refugee participants all our workshops continue to be free.
The sessions will take place between 6:30 and 8:30 every second Tuesday until the 4th of July at the Poetry Translation Centre's offices at 2 Wardrobe Place, London EC4V 5AH close to St. Paul's.
We are running a loyalty scheme where each workshop attended will earn you points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections.
Asha reads alongside leading poet Clare Pollard, who shares her brand-new English translations of Asha’s poems. This bilingual reading celebrates the long-standing friendship and collaboration between these two poets, and marks the publication of The Sea-Migrations.
Central Library St Peter's Square City Centre Manchester M2 5PD
Aqoon iswaydaarsi ku saabsan gabayada iyo af Soomaaliga – Martin Orwin. Unfortunately, Xasan Daahir Weedhsame is no longer able to run this workshop. It will be led by Weedhsame’s friend & translator Martin Orwin
Israac Somali Community Association Vestry Hall 54 Cemetery Rd Sheffield S11 8FP
Unfortunately, Weedhsame is not able to attend this event. His poetry will be read in Somali by his friend and translator Martin Orwin. Daljit Nagra and bridge translator Martin will read ‘Catastrophe’ followed by a Q&A.
The Playhouse Weston Road Ilkley LS29 8DW
Xasan Daahir Weedhsame is visiting the UK this October, so the poet himself will be attending this workshop to translate a new poem with his translator Martin Orwin and the award winning UK poet Clare Pollard.
Poetry Translation Centre 2 Wardrobe Place London EC4V 5AH
Poets Weedhsame and Daljit Nagra will be together in London, for the first time, reading the Poetry Translation Centre’s latest publication, ‘Catastrophe’. The evening will be opened by Dr. Martin Orwin, who will be introducing the poem to the audience. This will be followed by an English & Somali reading of ‘Catastrophe’.
Asha Lul Mohamud and Clare Pollard have recently collaborated on a new collection of poems in English translation. Join them for an informal workshop to explore the art of writing and translating poetry.
ISRAAC Somali Community Centre 54 Cemetery Road Sheffield S11 8FP
Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf reads alongside leading English poet Clare Pollard, who shares her English translations of Asha Lul’s poems. This bilingual reading celebrates their long-standing friendship and collaboration.