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Part of: New January-March Poetry Translation Workshops Season PTC Workshop: Translating Swahili Love Poems on Valentine’s Day

The Poetry Translation Centre

Translator and Swahili scholar Ida Hadjivayanis returns to the PTC for a Valentine's Day workshop looking at Swahili Love Poems. Ida introduces the poems and their context, and provides 'literal' translations, before the group works together to create new English versions. The workshop is led by acclaimed UK poet Clare Pollard.

Individual workshops cost £7. Students and retirees pay £4 per session. For the unwaged and refugees the sessions are free.

The workshops run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

NEW THIS TERM: We are running a loyalty scheme where each workshop attended will earn you points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections.

Read about the Poets and Translators:

Ida Hadjivayanis works at the Department of the Languages and Culture of Africa in SOAS. She speaks English, French and Swahili and was one of the translators on the 'Alisi Ndani YA Nchi YA Ajabu: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Swahili' project.

Clare Pollard received an Eric Gregory Award in 2000 and was named by The Independent as one of their 'Top 20 Writers Under 30'. Her first poetry collection, The Heavy-Petting Zoo, was published in 1998. As a writer, Clare is very concerned with bearing witness to the times in which we live. Her work has frequently engaged with contemporary concerns, from our confessional media culture in Bedtime, to climate change in The Weather and globalisation in Look, Clare! Look!.

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