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This is Private: Our Bodies Will Not Be Policed Part 2

11/16/2018
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Part 2 of 'Our Bodies Will Not Be Policed' Throughout history, cultures and continents, women’s bodies have been policed. In this digital age of social media and online profiles, to be in the public sphere as a woman is to be subjected to unwarranted commentary, critique and abuse. Join us for the second part of 'Our Bodies Will Not Be Policed' as Young People’s Laureate for London Momtaza Mehri leads a frank, open discussion with Photographer and Poet Amaal Said and Journalist, Poet and...

Duration:01:08:12

This is Private: Our Bodies Will Not Be Policed - Part 1

11/16/2018
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Part 1 of 'Our Bodies Will Not Be Policed' Throughout history, cultures and continents, women’s bodies have been policed. In this digital age of social media and online profiles, to be in the public sphere as a woman is to be subjected to unwarranted commentary, critique and abuse. Young People’s Laureate for London Momtaza Mehri curates a rebellious, unapologetic and exhilarating event response to these issues with performances and frank, open discussions, joined by Photographer and Poet...

Duration:00:25:47

This Is Private: Our Stories Will Not Stay Secret

10/30/2018
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In a society dominated by the politics of fear and shame – how are black, brown, Muslim and working class groups forced into silence? What language must be created between ourselves – outside of oppression and beyond hurt – to hear each other and transform the world over? Join writer and arts educator Farzana Khan, former Young People’s Laureate for London, Selina Nwulu, Dr Azeezat Johnson and singer/song-writer Promi Ferdousi for powerful, inspiring discussions and performances, in response...

Duration:01:44:11

This is Private: What is Private?

10/26/2018
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Does information about us truly belong to us? When does a crime, a life or a relationship become of public interest? And who decides? Join prolific writer Blake Morrison in conversation with British-Iranian writer, Ramita Navai. As part of Free Word's 'This is Private' season.

Duration:01:10:12

This is Private: UK Drill And Grime - What's The Problem?

10/5/2018
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How is music that reflects the lives of marginalised youths on inner-city estates treated in the UK? “This is how it’s been from the beginning, it’s just that everyone is hearing about it now.” South London rapper Giggs spoke out in 2010 about the forced cancellations of his shows by the Met Police using the risk assessment Form 696. 8 years later, Form 696 has been scrapped, yet UK drill groups are being banned from YouTube and in some cases prohibited from making music without police...

Duration:01:40:55

Wrap Up and Thank Yous

10/6/2017
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The closing speech from Roma Backhouse, Director of Free Word.

Duration:00:06:12

Translators at The British Library

10/6/2017
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Hear from curators and our translator-in-residence about what the British Library can do for you. This session will introduce some of the extensive resources available to translators and explore their potential for use across a wide range of research, educational, professional and creative work. The Library’s collections include archives of literary translators, sound and oral history recordings, a vast array of print publications in most written languages of the world, historical...

Duration:01:17:13

Translator Or Activist - A Session by English PEN

10/6/2017
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TRANSLATOR OR ACTIVIST? Join PEN staff for an informal session on the crossover between translation and activism. For more than 50 years, PEN has been campaigning on behalf of writers at risk around the world - whether imprisoned, on trial, subject to threats or whose work is banned. Translation has always been a crucial component of this work: helping to inform the outside world of their situation, facilitating contact with their families and legal teams, and giving a voice to those that...

Duration:00:43:43

Translating Arabic

10/6/2017
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The panel assesses the cultural impact made by the literature of the vast, Arab-speaking region with its multiple countries and histories, on a global English-language readership that has become increasingly ready to engage with literature in translation. Which works are translated into English and to what extent do they challenge or perpetuate stereotypes? Does ‘the Arab world’ as conveyed through the books we see published give us the whole picture - or are there many other works in Arabic...

Duration:01:06:58

Welcomes and Introduction

10/6/2017
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Welcomes And Introduction to International Translation Day 2017.

Duration:00:09:22

Translation Lecture with Helen Stevenson

10/6/2017
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Aimed at early career translators. A lecture with Helen Stevenson who was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize with Alain Mabanckou for Black Moses. She will share her experience, practice, and advice, and discuss the collaborative work it takes to produce an outstanding book in translation. With support from the Booker Prize Foundation

Duration:01:10:52

Progress In Translation - New Initiatives for and by Literary Translators

10/6/2017
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This session will look at how the career of the literary translator as we know it has been changing over the last year through new opportunities, working models and self-initiated sidelines. Coming together to discuss the significance, importance and, in some cases, necessity of these new developments will be British Library Translator in Residence Jen Calleja, Ruth Clarke of new translation collective The Starling Bureau, and a member of Shadow Heroes, a project bringing translation into...

Duration:01:04:48

Translating Human Rights

10/6/2017
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Join translator and academic Amanda Hopkinson who will present three South American authors she has worked with who never intended to address human rights in their work, but found it impossible not to. Professor Alison Phipps, lead researcher on Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language: the Body, Law and the State at the University of Glasgow, will discuss the real life interactions that migrants face when fleeing their home countries. She will be joined by the project’s poet in...

Duration:01:15:29

Translating Poetry

10/6/2017
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What are the specific challenges of translating poetry? Who is best equipped to do it - the solo translator, co-translators or even collaborative groups - and why? How do you best engage with a source text, and how do you ensure that the end result ‘lives and breathes’ in the target language? Does it matter whether poetry translations are ‘marketable’, or do they exist primarily to further academic research? And could translation be a part of the UK’s poetry ‘renaissance’? Join practising...

Duration:01:09:46

Opening Plenary

10/5/2017
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This plenary panel will examine the UK’s changing demographics, and what they might tell us about who translators are and where we might find them. How has the make-up of our cities changed? Will translators of the future be drawn mostly from second-generation urban immigrants rather than(as in the past) primarily anglophones with modern languages degrees? Will Brexit make things worse, or better? How well is the diversity of our contemporary culture currently reflected in the translation...

Duration:01:21:47

I Stared At The City Of The Night

3/24/2017
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On 13 March 2017, author Bakhtiyar Ali introduced his book I Stared at the Night of the City, a lyrical interpretation of contemporary Kurdistan with a kaleidoscope of unreliable narrators. Featuring: Bakhtiyar Ali, Kareem Abdulrahman, Hassan Abdulrazzak and Alexandra Büchler Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a monthly event series at Free Word. To explore the Wanderlust events we’ve held so far and read about (and around) some of the books we’ve featured, click here:...

Duration:01:24:35

They're Your Rights - Fight For Them

3/21/2017
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On 16 February 2017, 89up launched They're Your Rights: Fight For Them rally was the official launch of a report on human rights post-Brexit, authored by Sashy Nathan following a successful crowdfunded campaign last year. Following the UK Supreme Court Miller judgment and before the triggering of Article 50, this event aimed to rally people around the notion of their rights in an increasingly unstable world. Listen to short speeches from: Actor and activist Sam West Women’s rights campaigner...

Duration:00:56:07

Kingdom Of Twilight

3/9/2017
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On 13 February 2017, German writer Steven Uhly discussed his new book, a thrilling epic novel of resettlement, with the translator of the English version, Jamie Bulloch. Featuring: Jamie Bulloch and Steven Uhly. Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a monthly event series from Free Word. Listen to writers and translators from around the world and hear them talk about their creative work. To explore the Wanderlust events and books we've held so far, click here:...

Duration:01:15:14

Through a Child's Eyes: Swallowing Mercury

1/30/2017
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On 16 January 2017, Polish writer Wioletta Greg introduced her book Swallowing Mercury, the tale of a girl growing up in communist Poland and trying to make sense of it in her own way. Featuring: Wioletta Greg, Eliza Marciniak and Marta Dziurosz Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a monthly event series at Free Word. To explore the Wanderlust events we’ve held so far and read about (and around) some of the books we’ve featured, click here:...

Duration:01:11:52

Realistic Utopias: Writing for Change

1/30/2017
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Listen to stories, poems and discussion looking at our rapidly changing world and what action we can take to help our environment and each others. Readings of new work by: Justina Hart, Emma Howell, Darragh Martin, Sarah Thomas and David Thorpe. Professor Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University, spoke with two of the writers and Dr Jane Ridiford, co-founder of Global Generation to look at how stories can help encourage action. Then Global Generation, which works to build community between each...

Duration:01:17:15