1. Workshop on Poetry from Mauritania by Mbarka Mint al Barra'

    Wednesday 2nd April 2014

    For our final workshop before Easter we'll be joined by Joel Mitchell to translate more poetry by the fascinating Mauritanian poet, Mbarka Mint...

  2. Workshop on Mostafa Ibrahim from Egypt with Nariman Youssef

    Wednesday 19th March 2014

    Translator Nariman Youssef joined us for a workshop on the poetry of Mostafa Ibrahim, a young Egyptian poet who shot to fame during the 'Arab Spring'...

  3. POSTPONED: Workshop on Georgian Poetry with Natalia Bukia-Peters

    Wednesday 19th March 2014

    Sadly, we've decided to postpone this workshop as translator Natalia Bukia-Peters lives in Cornwall and, thanks to disruption caused by the recent...

  4. Workshop on Poetry in Somali by Weedhsame with Martin Orwin and Said Jama Hussein

    Wednesday 5th March 2014

    After a long absence, Martin Orwin, Senior Lecturer in Somali and Amharic at SOAS, returned to lead another workshop on Somali poetry with us. With...

  5. Workshop on Pashto Poet, Darwesh Durrani, with Dawood Azami

    Wednesday 19th February 2014

    Broadcaster and translator, Dawood Azami, joined us for a fascinating workshop in which we translated a powerful poem pleading for peace by leading...

Our poetry translation workshops are one of the PTC's core activities. Through them we've first encountered some of the poets we've gone on to translate, publish and record at length. A significant number of the poets who've visited the UK to take part in our tours were first introduced to us by a translator bringing their poems to a workshop.

The workshops are open to anyone who has the skills to translate the poetry of a leading living African, Asian or Latin American poet who's already established a significant reputation in their own language. You don't need to send us your translations before you join us.

The new series of fornightly translation workshops began in September 2010: you can read the translations we've produced by clicking on the individual workshops on the left. 

Please sign up to join our workshop mailing list if you'd like to get involved. New workshop members are always very welcome!