Part of: Translating Lewisham Translating Lewisham: Vietnamese poetry with guest translator Quynh Nguyen

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Translating Lewisham: Vietnamese poetry with guest translator Quynh Nguyen

For the seventh workshop in our ‘Translating Lewisham’ series, we will be looking at more contemporary Vietnamese poetry with guest translator Quynh Nguyen. Poet April Yee will be facilitating.

There is no need to know the language being translated, just come along!

Quynh Nguyen is the co-founder, CEO and Head Teacher of the Vietnamese Family Partnership, a charity based in Deptford dedicated to serving the local Vietnamese community through cultural events and language classes. She moved to London from Vietnam in 1994. Prior to setting up the VFP, Quynh worked for the NHS as a Public Health Programme Manager specialising in mental health for 15 years.

April Yee is a National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellow, editor-in-residence at The Georgia Review, and the University of East Anglia’s Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholar. A Harvard and Tin House alumna, she reported in more than a dozen countries before moving to the UK, where she reads for Liminal Transit Review and mentors for University of the Arts London’s Refugee Journalism Project. In 2021, she was the winner of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference Contest in nonfiction and shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize, the Women’s Prize Trust’s Discoveries, and the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. She tweets at @aprilyee.

Social Prescribing

You can attend our Translating Lewisham workshops for free via Lewisham’s Social Prescribing service. Social prescribing helps to improve your well-being by connecting you to non-medical support in the community. To refer yourself or someone else to the service head over to the One Health Lewisham website and fill in a simple form.

Lewisham Borough of Culture

This project is supported by the Lewisham Borough of Culture scheme, a year-long programme of events that puts Lewisham and its community in the spotlight, focusing on the themes of diversity and climate change, encouraging locals and visitors to take action.

Season Pass

You can get a great value season pass giving you access to all eight workshops in our Translating Lewisham series at a lower price: £110.00 for general admission or £70.00 concession for students, the unwaged or Lewisham residents. The discount means you will be getting on workshop for free.

Get your season pass here.