Poetry translation workshops at Burgess Foundation

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet and translator André Naffis-Sahely.
Poet and translator Andre Naffis Sahely.

International Mother Languages Day: poetry translation workshops at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester 22 February 2018 Entrance is free — Visit now

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met will be recognising International Mother Languages Day and the city’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Literature with a full day of events at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. During the daytime, there will be a series of taster workshops on poetry translation, languages and film, and open to everyone. Led by the Writing School’s visiting fellows André Naffis-Sahely (a poet, critic and translator born in Venice to Italian and Iranian parents, who grew up in Abu Dhabi) and David Shook (a poet, translator and filmmaker raised in Mexico City), the full programme of sessions will be circulated to attendees ahead of the day. Special guests from the Poetry Translation Centre will also be offering their expertise to workshop attendees and Hong Kong academic, editor and Forward Prize-shortlisted poet Mary Jean Chan will be joining in the fun. Stick around and hear them read from their work in the special evening event.

International Mother Languages Day: poetry translation workshops at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester 22 February 2018 Entrance is free Visit now

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