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Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Manchester Writing: An Evening of Poetry in Georgian and English

As part of a special Manchester Writing School International Literature Week, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Poetry Translation Centre and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are delighted to present an evening of poetry and friendship in Georgian and English.

Acclaimed Georgian poets Diana Anphimiadi and Salome Benidze will read their work alongside award-winning British poets Jean Sprackland and Helen Mort, before discussing the delicate art of translation with their bridge translator Natalia Bukia-Peters.

This event marks the publication of two new Poetry Translation Centre chapbooks: Beginning to Speak by Diana Anphimiadi (translated by Jean Sprackland and Natalia Bukia-Peters; supported by the Georgian National Book Center) and I Wanted to Ask You by Salome Benidze (translated by Helen Mort and Natalia Bukia-Peters).

This event will be in English with poetry readings in Georgian and English.

The Poetry Translation Centre gives the best contemporary poems from Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English language, working with diaspora communities for whom poetry is of great importance. By fostering creative collaborations between poets and translators, the PTC produces high-quality translations that extend the audience for international poetry. The event is free to attend and all are welcome but pre-booking via EventBrite is essential.

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 7.00-8.30pm
Entry: FREE – but booking via EventBrite essential:
Venue: Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY

For details of other events in our Manchester Writing School International Literature Week, including Hera Lindsay Bird at Manchester Met on 21st May, and Ahmed Sadaawi at Manchester Met on 24th May, visit:

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