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BBC Radio 3: The Verb - Translation Lab Special

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Ian McMillan is joined by poets William Letford and Clare Pollard to explore the pleasures, challenges and importance of translation alongside international writers.

About Ian McMillan

Ian is a solo performer and writer, and also presents BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. He gigs all over the place on his own and with cartoonist Tony Husband and musician Luke Goss, writes weekly columns for The Yorkshire Post and The Barnsley Chronicle, has written comedy for radio and plays for the stage, and has worked extensively for BBC Radios 1,2,3,4 and Five Live.

About William Letford

William Letford has worked as a roofer, on and off, since he was 15. He has received a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust and an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary which allowed him to spend three months in the mountains of northern Italy helping to restore a medieval village. Work includes the collections Dirt and Bevel.

About Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard’s first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo was written whilstshe was still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award. It was followed byBedtime; Look, Clare! Look!; Changeling; and Incarnation. Clare’s co-translation ofThe Sea-Migrations received a PEN Translates award and was Sunday Times poetrybook of the year. She has also translated Ovid’s Heroines.

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
LOCATION: Hull College, The Horncastle Building, Charlotte Street, Hull, HU1 3DG
WARNINGS: Min age 8+ (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)
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