Poetry Workshops: Poetry International

26 July 2015


Southbank Centre’s biennial Poetry International festival was founded by Ted Hughes in 1967. It returns this year from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 July with talks, readings and innovative live performances. 

On Sundau 26th July you can join two workshops to explore your inner poet. 

Introduction to Landays will reveal to you a form of folk poetry from Afghanistan which hold a rich history. Eliza Griswold is a translator of landays, and her collection of reportage and translations of Afghan folk poetry, I am the Beggar of the World, will introduce you to some of the greatest poems of the form.

Introduction to Pashto Literature & Language explores Pashto Poetry, one of the oldest and richest traditions in the canon. Join poet and journalist Aamir Iqbal to learn about different Pashto dialects and explore this mesmerising language, as you create new poems based on literal translations.

Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Time: 11am (Landays) and 12 noon (Pashto)

Tickets: £5-20.00.  For further information and to book tickets visit the Poetry International website