Workshop on Somali Poetry by Faysal Aw-Cabdi
Maxamed Xasan 'Alto' joins us to lead a workshop on the poetry of Faysal Aw-Cabdi Axmed. The literal version of Faysal's poem, 'Perfection' was translated in the first of our workshops for Somali speakers, part of our new series of community workshops for Arabic and Somali speakers that aim to introduce them to the process of translating poetry and to the work of the PTC.
We're very much looking forward to welcoming new members to one of our regular poetry translation workshops and to completing the translation of Faysal's poem.
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.