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Events from 2017

The Politics of Translation

The Politics of Translation

Could translation ever be considered evil? Possibly a necessary evil? A discussion with Hanna Ali, Atef Alshaer, Alireza Abiz & Spoken Word performances by Usaama Minhas & Marika Mckennell

University Of Westminster
ROOM UG05
309 Regent St, Marylebone
London
W1B 2HW

 

 

Marylebone

 

PTC Workshop: Translate Adelaide Ivánova with Francisco Vilhena

PTC Workshop: Translate Adelaide Ivánova with Francisco Vilhena

Adelaide Ivánova dazzled the PTC workshop with the breadth of references in her work. Her translator Francisco Vilhena calls her new work ‘incendiary’. Poet Clare Pollard will be facilitating.

Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place
London
EC4V 5AH
Sheffield -Reading from The Sea-Migrations

Sheffield -Reading from The Sea-Migrations

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.

Burngreave Library
Sorby House, 42 Spital Hill
Sheffield
S4 7LG
Sheffield - Poetry Writing & Translating Workshop

Sheffield - Poetry Writing & Translating Workshop

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
London - ‘Catastrophe’ London Launch with Daljit Nagra

London - ‘Catastrophe’ London Launch with Daljit Nagra

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’.

Oxford House
Derbyshire St
Bethnal Green
E2 6HG
London - Pure Poetry: Somali Language Reading

London - Pure Poetry: Somali Language Reading

This poetry event in London is dedicated to the rich oral traditions of the Somali language. Our very own Weedhsame, author of ‘Catastrophe’, will be present, reading some of his recent works.

Oxford House
Derbyshire St
Bethnal Green
E2 6HG
PTC Workshop: Translate Xasan Daahir Weedhsame with Martin Orwin

PTC Workshop: Translate Xasan Daahir Weedhsame with Martin Orwin

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
Ilkley Literature Festival - Catastrophe Launch

Ilkley Literature Festival - Catastrophe Launch

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
Somali Language and Poetry Workshop – Featuring Martin Orwin

Somali Language and Poetry Workshop – Featuring Martin Orwin

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
Manchester - The Sea-Migrations Launch at Central Library

Manchester - The Sea-Migrations Launch at Central Library

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
The PTC at International Translation Day 2017

The PTC at International Translation Day 2017

International Translation Day is an annual event for the translation community, an opportunity for people to gather and network and debate significant issues and developments within the translation sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success.

The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
The PTC @ Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair

The PTC @ Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair

The Poetry Translation Centre will be at this year’s Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair, taking place at the Conway Hall, London. The Poetry Book Fair will offer a wide array of performances and will give space for various exhibitors, booksellers, publishers and so much more.

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL

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