Series: Poetry Translation Workshops Summer 2019 Season

Get a season pass for our summer term of poetry translation workshops. Our friendly, inclusive workshops are a great way to meet like-minded people, dig deeper into language and discover new poets.

Each week we translate a new poem by a living poet from Asia, Africa or Latin America. From our office in The Albany, Deptford, we travel the world uncovering vital poetic voices and getting real insights into new cultures. 

How does it work?

Led by the PTC's Commissioning Editor, the poet Edward Doegar, each workshop is a chance to discover a fresh new poet from Asia, Africa or Latin America. Each week we are joined by a guest-translator, a language expert who introduces the group to a poet and their work, offering insights into their creative process and cultural context. 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. 

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. 

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

Click here to get your season pass for all 6 workshops.

Full Programme of Workshops

Tuesday, May 7
Translating Korean Poet Choi Jeongrye with Mattho Mandersloot

Tuesday, May 21
Translating Portuguese Poetry by Érica Zíngano with Francisco Vilhena & Adelaide Ivánova

Tuesday, Jun 4
Translate Urdu poetry by Kishwar Naheed with translator Sascha Akhtar

Tuesday, Jun 18
Translating Mexican Poet David Huerta with Adam Feinstein

Tuesday, Jul 9
Translating Chinese Poetry with Dave Haysom and Yu Yoyo

Tuesday, Jul 23
Translate French Poetry by Mauritian poet Umar Timol with by Delaina Haslam

Buy this Season Pass for all 6 workshops and save money.

The saving on a season pass is equivalent to one free workshop. And don't forget, with each workshop, you attend you can earn points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections with your PTC loyalty card.

Feedback from our most recent workshops:

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

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

"A great space to connect with others."

There are free tickets available for refugees & the unwaged for each individual workshop.

Events from Poetry Translation Workshops Summer 2019 Season

Translate Korean Poet Choi Jeongrye Passed

Translate Korean Poet Choi Jeongrye

Award-winning translator Mattho Mandersloot returns a second workshop looking at the work of the Korean poet Choi Jeongrye whos work often deals with time and memory.

Poetry Translation Centre
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translating Brazilian Portuguese Poetry by Érica Zíngano Passed

Translating Brazilian Portuguese Poetry by Érica Zíngano

Érica Zíngano is a Brazilan poet whose work combines poetry and performance art. Her work will be introduced by Francisco Vilhena & poet Adelaide Ivanova.

Poetry Translation Centre
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translate Urdu poetry by Kishwar Naheed Passed

Translate Urdu poetry by Kishwar Naheed

Kishwar Naheed is one of the best known feminist poets of Pakistan. We will be translating her poetry from Urdu with teh poet and translator Sascha Aurora Akhtar.

Poetry Translation Centre
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translating Mexican Poet David Huerta Passed

Translating Mexican Poet David Huerta

David Huerta is a leading Mexican poet and the PTC is delighted to be returning to translate more of his work with the help of guest-translator Adam Feinstein.

Poetry Translation Centre
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translate French Poetry by Mauritian poet Umar Timol Passed

Translate French Poetry by Mauritian poet Umar Timol

We are delighted to invite the translator Delaina Haslam back for another workshop translating the work of Umar Timol, a Mauritian poet who writes in a Dutch inflected French creole.


The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG