Series: Poetry Translation Workshops Winter Season 2018

Our collaborative poetry translation workshops are looking at poets from Brazil, Indonesia, Palestine, Israel, Afghanistan and Mauritius. Get a season pass and discover the best international poets working today.

The PTC’s regular poetry workshops are a great way to deepen your engagement with poetry, whether you are an emerging translator, poetry lover or aspiring poet. The translation process offers the opportunity for an intimate look at poets from around the world combined with a lively discussion that often illuminates the wider cultural forces shaping our lives.

At each session poet Edward Doegar, the PTC’s Commissioning Editor and a Guest-Translator will introduce you to the work of a living poet from Asia, Africa or Latin America. Starting from a bridge translation, the group works collaboratively towards a new translation that works as an English language poem. The emphasis is on the translation process itself, and everyone is given the opportunity to participate.

Our friendly, inclusive workshops are a great way to meet like-minded poetry lovers and to reawaken your love of literature.

Save money and buy a Season Pass for all 6 workshops in the Winter Workshop Season now.

Our workshops are free to asylum seekers, refugees and the unwaged.

This season we are returning to look again at the work of Hebrew poet Batsheva Dori-Carlier and Debra Yatim from Indonesia, as well as working with a host of new names including Brazilian poet and artist Carla Diacov, Mauritian poet Umar Timol and Najwan Darwish, a leading voice in contemporary Arabic literature.

The saving on a season pass is equivalent to one free workshop. Plus, with each workshop, you attend you can earn points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections.

For the first time our workshops will be held at our new home: The Albany, in Deptford, South London.

This season’s guest-translators include Annie McDermott (Portuguese), Micha Meyers (Hebrew), Atef Alshaer (Arabic), Dawood Azami (Pashto) & Delaina Haslam (French)

Feedback from our most recent workshops:

“Fascinating. I often recommend it.”

“Friendly … a shared joy in language and poetry.”

“It reminds me of how much I love words and meaning, and being part of a group.”

“A great space to connect with others.”

The workshops are open to all. There is no need to know the language being translated

Events from Poetry Translation Workshops Winter Season 2018

Translate Arabic poet Najwan Darwish with Atef Alshear Forthcoming

Translate Arabic poet Najwan Darwish with Atef Alshear

Najwan Darwish is a leading voice in contemporary Arabic literature, working as a poet, journalist, editor and critic. The New York Review of Books has described him as “one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation”.

The Albany
London
Douglas Way
SE8 4AG
Translate Hebrew poet Batsheva Dori-Carlier with Micha Meyers Forthcoming

Translate Hebrew poet Batsheva Dori-Carlier with Micha Meyers

Batsheva Dori-Carlier’s poetry deals with family and relationships. Her debut book, Soul Search details the evolution of a love, from a first meeting to marriage, maturity and even couples therapy.

The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translate Pashto Poetry with Dawood Azami Forthcoming

Translate Pashto Poetry with Dawood Azami

Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan and Poetry Translation Centre has been translating Pashto poetry at its workshops with journalist and translator Dawood Azami since 2014.

The Albany
The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG
Translate French verse by Mauritian poet Umar Timol with Delaina Haslam Forthcoming

Translate French verse by Mauritian poet Umar Timol with Delaina Haslam

Hailing from Mauritius, the small island nation off the Southeast coast of Africa that bares the linguistic legacies of both Dutch and French colonisation, Umar Timol writes poetry in a French creole that is thick with neologisms.

The Albany
Douglas Way
London
SE8 4AG