Events - Festival 2021

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Translation

Sunday 8 March, 10:00 - 11:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre
This event took place in 2020

Link for Live Streaming of this event.

This event and the other two Poetry Breakfast events at this year’s festival will be webcast. Please note these are live streaming webcasts, we are not recording the events, so you can only watch them while they are live; also you will not find anything at the link above until the events actually begin. 

Poets and translators discuss translation and familial languages

Wake up and smell the Poetry Café! Ease into the last day of the festival with coffee and pastries, while a group of the festival’s poets and translators discuss the challenges and the joys that come with translation. This year we’re focusing on translation from and between the Scandinavian family of languages. Ida Börjel is a poet who has also translated work into Swedish, as well as creating cultural translations of her own work for different countries. Maja Lee Langvads poetry explores identity across nations, and she translates authors including Gertrude Stein and Max Frisch into Danish. Lesley Harrison is taking part in StAnza's Scottish/Norwegian translation workshop. Together they'll be talking about transporting words between languages and cultures and translation as collaboration.

Presented with the support of Fisher & Donaldson and the Swedish Arts Council

Ida Börjel: Dirk Skiba
Lesley Harrison: Nina Subin
Maja Lee Langvad: Isak Hoffmeyer
Poul Lynggaard Damgaard: Rromir Imami RRIM Photography

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Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...