Events - Festival 2021

Scottish/Hungarian Translation Workshop Showcase

Saturday 9 March, 13:00 - 14:00
Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Council Chamber

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: Umar Timol
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 – 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...