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BOOKING OPEN: Translation study days in April and May 2016

28th January 2016


Our fiftieth anniversary study days took place in April and May. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

Catch up on our 50th anniversary celebrations in the podcasts beneath and visit our new fiftieth anniversary microsite!

Modern Poetry in Translation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort, the magazine has played a unique role over the past fifty years in bringing the best in world poetry to English-language readers.

To mark this important birthday we are hosting two very special study days, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and The Queen's College, Oxford.

Download programme information:

Cambridge programme information | Oxford programme information

Open to students and the general public, we'll be celebrating and showcasing the history of the magazine through a series of workshops and readings. Join us for the opportunity to work with and hear from leading translators, poets and scholars.

Tickets include:

  • Two poetry translation workshops (max 15 participants) with leading translators and scholars
  • Two afternoon poetry readings
  • A reception with readings to celebrate the launch of the new microsite for MPT No.1
  • Lunch, tea and coffee and refreshments during the day

For more information on 50th anniversary activities please see our 50th anniversary page.

These study days are supported by The Queen’s College, Oxford, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, the Polish Cultural Institute, Writers’ Centre Norwich, Cambridge PEN, The Stephen Spender Trust and Bloodaxe Books.

Saturday 30th April | Pembroke College, Cambridge

Saturday 14th May | The Queen's College, Oxford

Read early programme information, here

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  • • £5 pays for the digitisation of three poems from MPT's back catalogue

  • • £50 covers the cost of recording and producing a podcast

  • • £250 helps expand our education outreach work

  • • £2,000 pays for a poet to visit the UK for readings and festivals

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