Series: Poetry Translation Workshops Spring Season 2019

Join our growing community of translation enthusiasts and poetry lovers for a new season of Poetry Translation Workshops at The Albany, Deptford.

Each week we translate a new poem by a living poet from Asia, Africa or Latin America, uncovering new poetic voices and getting real insights into new cultures. The Poetry Translation Centre's collaborative translation workshops are a great way to support international poets and find out more about vibrant cultures from around the world.

Our friendly, inclusive workshops are a great way to meet like-minded people.

The workshops are lead by the PTC's Commissioning Editor, the poet Edward Doegar. Each week he is joined by a different guest-translator, who introduces the group to a new poet who is often being translated for the first time. Starting from a bridge-translation the group works towards a new English language version of the poem. The process combines problem-solving with creative thinking, and the results are always fascinating. It is a great way to delve deeper into poetry or make use of your language skills.

The workshops are open to all. There is no need to know the language being translated.

Save money by buying a Season Pass for all 6 workshops.

The saving on a season pass is equivalent to one free workshop. Plus, with each workshop, you attend you can earn points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections.

Feedback from our recent workshops:

"A great space to connect with others."

"Yes, it reminds me of how much I love words and meaning and being part of a group."

"I really enjoyed it. I'll be coming back for more this season."

"I love words and language, feeling like I am creating a bridge between different cultures. The community and atmosphere."

"It's a great way to boost your confidence."

"I like the ethos, the philosophy and how it will constantly try us to expand its reach. How it works with such a range of cultures"

Events from Poetry Translation Workshops Spring Season 2019

Translating Farsi poet Shooka Hosseini with Alireza Abiz Forthcoming

Translating Farsi poet Shooka Hosseini with Alireza Abiz

For the first workshop in our new season we are delighted to welcome back poet and translator Alireza Abiz who will be introducing the PTC workshop to the Persian Perian poet Shooka Hosseini.

The Albany
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translating Korean poet Choi Jeongrye with Mattho Mandersloot Forthcoming

Translating Korean poet Choi Jeongrye with Mattho Mandersloot

Translate Korean poet Choi Jeongrye who writes about time, memory and loneliness. Our guest translator at this workshop will be Mattho Mandersloot is a translator from Amsterdam

The Albany
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translate Tamil Poetry by Latha with Shash Trevett Forthcoming

Translate Tamil Poetry by Latha with Shash Trevett

At the Poetry Translation Centre’s first ever Tamil workshop we will be translating the work of Latha with Shash Trevett, a Tamil from Sri Lanka who came to the UK to escape from the civil war.

The Albany
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG