Part of: Poetry Translation Workshops Spring Season 2019 Translating Arabic Poets Najwan Darwish & Ibrahim Nasrallah with Atef Alshaer

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Translating Arabic Poets Najwan Darwish & Ibrahim Nasrallah with Atef Alshaer

We are delighted to return to the work of Najwan Darwish: a leading voice in contemporary Arabic literature. Darwish works as a poet, journalist, editor and critic. The New York Review of Books has described him as "one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation" and Canadian poet Amal El-Mohtar said Darwish has "a voice simultaneously so passionate and so matter-of-fact that it stops the breath.”

At this workshop, we will also be looking at the work of Ibrahim Nasrallah: a Jordanian-Palestinian poet, novelist, professor, painter and photographer who was born in the Wihdat refugee camp at Amman, Jordan. He studied in the UN agency for Palestine Refugees schools and at the UNRWA Teacher Training College in Amman. He is in charge of cultural activities at Darat-al-Funun in Amman. He has published 14 books of poetry, 13 novels and two children's books. In 2009 his novel The Time of White Horses was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

Najwan Darwish & Ibrahim Nasrallah work will be introduced by returning guest translator Atef Alshaer who has led a number of our recent workshops on Arabic poetry.

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

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

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 most recent workshops:

"A very useful way of learning how to translate & think about translation."