Learn what it takes to translate writings from different languages with a hands-on workshop that teaches tools and techniques to would-be translators.
We’ll be looking at one of the best known poets of the Silver Age, Marina Tsvetaeva, and we’ll be working on one of her song-poems. Tsvetaeva has been widely translated into English, notably by Elaine Feinstein, and her work is seen as some of the finest poetry to come out of Russia. Tsvetaeva lived a tragic life: she bore the brunt of twentieth century Russian history, and yet her poetry is delicate, poised, formally accomplished and inventive. We’ll work through the poem together and consider strategies for translating it. By the end of the session participants will have the knowledge and skills to complete a translation of this poem themselves.
Participants do not need to know a second language to benefit from this workshop.
This session will be lead by Modern Poetry in Translation editor, Sasha Dugdale and is part of 'A Company of Writers' project in association with Unity Arts.
SO:Write is a two-year, multi-strand literature development strategy and delivery programme based in Southampton that aims to develop the profile of writers and writing in the area. Led by ArtfulScribe and a consortia of partners, SO:Write will provide a wide range of activities for people from primary age to university graduates and early/mid-career writers. Through workshops, events and showcases, the project will create and signpost progressive pathways for writers from grassroots involvement to professional employment. SO:Write will work with marginalised groups and a more general public, delivering opportunities to include high-profile residencies at key cultural institutions, showcase platforms for live literature, workshop facilitation training for writers to encourage sustainable development in the region and the establishment of a printing house to publish creative output and to create a lasting legacy for the city.
SO:Write is a two-year literature development project in Southampton, supported through generous funding by Arts Council England, Apples and Snakes, Mayflower Theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Southampton Festivals, Southampton Cultural Development Trust and Southampton Libraries.
Admission for this event is £7.50.