Upcoming Poetry Translation Workshops: Spanish, Arabic and Pashto

Poetry Translation Centre’s new season of poetry translation workshops is in full swing and they have three more scheduled to take place this year focusing on Spanish, Arabic and Pashto.

Next up on the 4th of November we welcome a new Spanish translator Serafina Vick who will be leading a session on Cuban poet Oscar Cruz, one of the Generation O poets who grew up in the 1990s, a time of staggering isolation and deprivation on the island. Oscar’s playful and often dirty verse is at once both humorous and tragic.

On the 25th of November Atef Alshaer will continue work on Syrian poet Fouad Mohammad Fouad‘s Aleppo Diary. The first four sections of this poem were translated previously at a poetry translation workshop and can be read here.

The last workshop in the series on the 16th of December will be led by BBC journalist Dawood Azami who is returning to offer a second session on poetry in Pashto from Afghanistan.

As usual, the workshops will take place in the Council Room at RADA, 62-64 Gower Street, London WC1E 6ED and start at 6:30 pm. If you’d like to join us, please reserve your place via Eventbrite links below.

4th November: Spanish, Serafina Vick translating poet Oscar Cruz from Cuba. Click here to book your free place.

25th November: Arabic, Atef Alshaer translating Syrian Fouad Mohammad Fouad. Click here to book your free place.

16th December: Pashto, Dawood Azami translating poetry from Afghanistan. Click here to book your free place.

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