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Translating Poetry with MPT. An afternoon of talks and workshops at the Notes and Letters Festival

1 September 2012

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Translating Poetry with MPT.  An afternoon of talks and workshops at the Notes and Letters Festival

2-6.30pm, Sunday 7th October 2012, King’s Place, London

As part of the Notes and Letters Festival, MPT will present a poetry translation afternoon.  This will include a plenary talk by MPT Editor David Constantine, Going abroad – some ideas about the translation of poetry,  followed by a choice of workshops, and closing discussion for all participants.

Workshops will be suitable for those new to poetry translation, and without knowledge of the specific language concerned, as well as those with more experience. Workshops will focus on translating poems from German, French, Russian and Italian, and will be lead by experienced translators Jennie Feldman, Sasha Dugdale, Caroline Maldonado and David Constantine.

Concentrating on particular texts, discussing their possibilities, workshop leaders will present some of the general principles and strategies in the art of translating poetry.

All welcome! The one requirement is enthusiasm. Beginners and experts equally may learn and help in learning. There will be plenty of opportunity in the talk and in the workshops for questions and discussion.

The total cost is 29.50 for the full afternoon or 9.50 if you only want to attend David’s talk on poetry translation.  Spaces are limited and early booking is advised.  We hope to see you there.

For more details, full timetable and booking information please visit the Notes and Letters website.

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