Part of: Autumn 2023: Online Translation Workshops Translate Arabic poetry by Haifa Aljabri with Nashwa Nasreldin
Online Via Zoom
Haifa Aljabri is the first poet the Poetry Translation Centre has transated from Saudi Arabia.
Haifa Aljabri obtained her a master's degree in translation (English to Arabic) from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University. She has published several poetry collections, and she received the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Prize for Arabic Poetry in 2020. Aljabri has also translated doctoral theses, book chapters and numerous articles from English into Arabic
Nashwa Nasreldin is a writer, editor, and literary translator of Arabic literature. Her published book-length translations include the collaborative novel by nine refugee writers, Shatila Stories (Peirene Press), and a co-translation of Samar Yazbek’s memoir, The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria (Rider Books, PRH).
The workshops will be led by award-winning poet and translator Leo Boix, an Argentine-British poet, translator and journalist based in the UK. He is the author of an English collection, Ballad of a Happy Immigrant (Chatto & Windus, 2021) and two Spanish collections, Un lugarpropio (2015) and Mar de noche (2017). He co-directs Invisible Presence, a scheme to nurture young Latinx poets in the UK. Boix received the Bart Wolffe Poetry Prize Award in 2018 and the Keats-Shelly Prize in 2019.
Our workshops are open to all - there is no need to know the original language. Simply join in.
The Poetry Translation Centre makes the translation process open to all. You don't need to have any previous language skills or translation experience. The guest translator will provide a simple guide translation for the group to work from, going line by line until we have a new vertion that works as a living poem in English.
It is a wonderful opportunity to look closely at a poem from another culture and participants discover new aspects of language, develop their translating skills and have an opportunity to share their love of poetry with people all around the world.
Save money with a season pass. At £56.00 for full price or £35.00 concession, a Season Pass of our Autumn workshops season you save 12.5% on the price of four individual tickets. Plus for every workshop you attend, you earn loyalty points towards free PTC publications.