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Workshop on Moroccan poetry by Abdellatif Laâbi

For the first in our new series of workshops, André Naffis-Sahely introduced us to the poetry of the great Moroccan poet, Abdellatif Laâbi, who writes in French.

We were pleased to translate 'Far From Baghdad', Abdellatif Laâbi's long, profoundly ironic and bitter poem written following the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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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