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Ken Cockburn: StAnza

Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 13:00 to 14:00

The Town Hall, Queens Gardens
Council Chamber
St Andrews
KY16 9TA


Ken Cockburn, editor and translator of Christine Marendon's Heroines from Abroad, will be facilitating a workshop on Scottish/Hungarian Translation. 

Translation was central to Scottish poet Edwin Morgan's work as a writer. His lifelong commitment to making the voices of foreign cultures ring out in English and Scots was never a secondary preoccupation, and so we're delighted this year to be showcasing the Edwin Morgan Trust translation workshop.

Throughout the week of StAnza 2019, three Scottish poets - Iain Galbraith, Em Strang and Kate Tough - and three Hungarian poets - Krisztina Toth, Monika Ferencz and Balazs Szollosy -  will be working together with facilitator Ken Cockburn to create new writing and to translate each others' work. Collaboratively, the poets, aided by a bridge translation, bring their fellow poets' texts into their own tongue. Join us for a multilingual performance as they present and discuss their new work in translation: poetry doesn't come fresher than this!

Tickets are £4.50/£3.50 and can be purchased in January. For more information, please see the festival website.

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