Having offered British Sign Language interpreting for the past two StAnza festivals, we arranged interpreting for two events for the first time at StAnza 2019. We’re pleased to be continuing this at StAnza 2020, and we plan to arrange BSL-interpreting and captioning at our Saturday night Poetry Centre Stage with D.A. Powell and Mimi Khalvati. We’re happy to offer BSL interpretation for other events too; if you would like to attend a particular event and need an interpreter, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible – and by 4 February at the latest – and we’ll do our best to arrange this.
As BSL poetry interpreting is very much its own artform, for readings (as opposed to discussions) in venues with AV capabilities we plan to combine BSL with captioning, with the text of the poems being projected, while any introductions or chat between poems is interpreted.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!