Workshop on Somali Poetry by Axmed Shiikh Jammac with Maxamed Xasan ‘Alto’
In the lead-up to the Somali Week Festival 2011, Axmed Shiikh Jammac; Nevertheless, we held a fascinating workshop with translator, Maxamed Xasan 'Alto'.
In the lead-up to the Somali Week Festival 2011, we tried to arrange a special workshop with visiting poet Axmed Shiikh Jammac but, sadly, his visa didn't arrive in time. Nevertheless, we went ahead with a workshop on his poetry led by translator, Maxamed Xasan 'Alto'.
Our poetry translation workshops are one of the PTC's core activities. Through them we've first encountered some of the poets we've gone on to translate, publish and record at length. A significant number of the poets who've visited the UK to take part in our tours were introduced to us by a translator bringing their poems to a workshop.
The workshops are open to anyone who can contribute a translation of a poem by a living African, Asian or Latin American poet who has an established reputation in their own language.
Workshops are free but places are limited so advance booking is essential. If you've not attended one of our workshops before, please read this before booking a place.
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