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Part of: Translating Lewisham Translating Lewisham: Vietnamese Poet Linh San

The Albany

For the second workshop in our ‘Translating Lewisham’ series, we will be getting to know the work of Vietnamese poet Linh San with guest translator Phương Anh Nguyen. Linh San's tactile and thoughtful poems span a wide range of materials, including poetry, moving images, and ceramics. Her work depicts the poetic, plain, and contemplative moments of daily life. Poet Helen Bowell will be facilitating.

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

Linh San (b.1998) earned a bachelor's degree in Literature from Hanoi National University of Education and currently works in several art spaces in Hanoi.

Phương Anh Nguyen is a Vietnamese emerging translator, writer and editor at youth and BIPOC run magazine GENCONTROLZ. Her work has been featured on Asymptote, Interpret Magazine and Yuzu Press. Currently, she is pursuing a BA in Language and Culture at University College London.

Helen Bowell is London-based poet and co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society. In 2020, she co-guest-edited an issue of Modern Poetry in Translation (focus on dead women poets). She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic, and an alumna of The Writing Squad, Roundhouse Poetry Collective, London Writers Awards and London Library Emerging Writers programme. Her debut pamphlet The Barman was published by Bad Betty Press in 2022. She works at The Poetry Society.

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.

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