Events - Festival 2019

Scottish/Hungarian Translation Workshop Showcase

Saturday 9 March, 13:00 - 14:00
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Council Chamber
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Join us for the first outing of work created at this year's Edwin Morgan Trust translation workshop

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 Tóth, Mónika Ferencz and Balázs Szöllősy – 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!

This event is presented in partnership with the Edwin Morgan Trust, in association with A Year of Conversation, and supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London

Ken Cockburn: Arne Rautenberg
Mónika Ferencz : Janos Szabo
Iain Galbraith: Peter Thompson
Em Strang: Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston
Krisztina Tóth: Kriszta Falus
Kate Tough: Colin Mearns, Herald & Times


Council Chamber – The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Location: At the top of Queens Gardens, on the corner with South Street

Includes: Council Chamber, Supper Room, Auditorium/Public Hall, Fife Contemporary foyer

Right in the centre of St Andrews, The Town Hall...