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International Translation Day 2021

Honoured to have my poem ‘Something in the Water’ translated into Sorani in ‘My Body Is Not Yours’, an e-anthology of translated poetry launched by Manchester and Slemani Cities of Literature.
It’s a real honour to be with so many inspiring writers linking Manchester & Slemani!

“International Translation Day (30th September) sees the publication of an e-anthology of poetry in translation from two cities: Manchester in Northern England and Slemani in the Kurdistan province in Northern Iraq.
“The more we see others, the more clearly we can see ourselves and that’s what the impossible act of translation offers us: a glimpse out of our language, land, and moment, a way to see a wider world, a way to help our own world hold more, a way to see ourselves grow.”
– Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse, Kashkul, American University in Slemani

Since March 2020, a team of translators supported by academics and the offices of Manchester and Slemani UNESCO Cities of Literature have been busy translating historical and contemporary poetry from English into Kurdish Sorani and vice versa. For the vast majority of the poets included, this anthology marks the first time they have been translated into Kurdish or English.”

https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/news/my-body-is-not-yours-e-anthology-of-translated-poetry-launched-by-manchester-and-slemani-cities-of-literature/

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Thrilled to be your guide for online, Behind the scenes video tours of Manchester's 5 Heritage Libraries!

For the Festival of Libraries - 9-13 June 2021 - but available anytime, ONLINE - click the link below.
All ages welcome, Free

"Join Manchester writer Rosie Garland as she guides you through the libraries of Manchester, going behind the scenes with intimate tours and lots of fun along the way.
Or perhaps you’d rather get outside and enjoy the summer sunshine by taking our self-guided walking tours? Whether you’re a Manchester libraries aficionado or you’ve never ventured inside any of them before, you will learn something fascinating!

We’ve got extra special tours with novelist and poet Rosie Garland available to view right here. Featuring our heritage libraries: Central Library, Chetham’s Library, John Rylands Library and Research Institute, The Portico Library plus the brand new Manchester Poetry Library (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) which we know you’re keen to see before it opens to the public later this year!"

https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/event/tours-and-trails-with-rosie-garland/

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Behind the scenes video tours
9-13 June 2021 and available ONLINE - click the link below
All ages welcome, Free

Join Manchester writer Rosie Garland as she guides you through the libraries of Manchester, going behind the scenes with intimate tours and lots of fun along the way.
Or perhaps you’d rather get outside and enjoy the summer sunshine by taking our self-guided walking tours? Whether you’re a Manchester libraries aficionado or you’ve never ventured inside any of them before, you will learn something fascinating!

We’ve got extra special tours with novelist and poet Rosie Garland available to view right here. Featuring our heritage libraries: Central Library, Chetham’s Library, John Rylands Library and Research Institute, The Portico Library plus the brand new Manchester Poetry Library (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) which we know you’re keen to see before it opens to the public later this year!

https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/event/tours-and-trails-with-rosie-garland/

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:14

6.5.2016 - 'More Raw Material', Nottingham

'More Raw Material'

Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm.

Sillitoe Room
Waterstones,
1-5 Bridlesmith Gate,
Nottingham NG1 2GR

An incredible evening of literature featuring the writers of UNESCO's newest city of literature & paying tribute to Nottingham's legendary author, Alan Sillitoe.

Join us for wine, nibbles, and, of course, books in the Sillitoe Room at Waterstones Nottingham with readings from More Raw Material, an incredible new anthology showcasing the best of Nottinghamshire Lit from Independent publisher, Lucifer Press.

Starring special guests, Henry Normal, Rosie Garland, Harry Paterson, Bethany W. Pope, Harry Gallagher, Robert Kenchington, Ruth Fanlight, Neil Fullwood and David Sillitoe.
Entry is free but please register in advance by calling the shop or dropping by to speak to one of our lovely booksellers!
Further details: 0115 947 0069
https://www.waterstones.com/events/more-raw-material/nottingham

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