Poets Diana Anphimiadi and Salome Benidze will tour the UK alongside British poet-translators Jean Sprackland and Helen Mort, and bridge-translator Natalia Bukia-Peters from May 15th to 25th.
This tour marks the publication of two new bilingual chapbooks, published by the Poetry Translation Centre in May: Beginning to Speak by Diana Anphimiadi (translated by Jean Sprackland and Natalia Bukia-Peters; supported by the Georgian National Book Center) and I Wanted to Ask You by Salome Benidze (translated by Helen Mort and Natalia Bukia-Peters).
All events will take place in English with poetry readings in Georgian and English.
15 May – Georgian translation workshop with Natalia Bukia-Peters – PTC Office, London
17 May – Reading by Salome Benidze and Helen Mort – Glasgow Women’s Library
17 May – Q&A with Diana Anphimiadi, Jean Sprackland & Natalia Bukia-Peters – University of East Anglia, Norwich
17 May – Reading by Diana Anphimiadi and Jean Sprackland – The Book Hive, Norwich
21 May – Reading and discussion by all poets – Bristol City Hall
22 May – Reading and discussion by all poets – Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
23 May – Reading and discussion by all poets – School of Oriental and African Studies, London
25 May – Neu! Reekie! Cross-arts line-up with Salome Benidze and Helen Mort – Leith St Andrews Church, Edinburgh
26 May – Reading by Diana Anphimiadi, Jean Sprackland and Natalia Bukia-Peters – The Poly, Falmouth
Go to poetrytranslation.org/events/series/georgian-tour for more details.