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April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 3rd April 2.00.pm-3.30 pm.
‘Translating Foreign Poetry’ with HH Richard Hamilton. Dick Hamilton was nine when he translated a LaFontaine fable from French verse into English verse. Since then he has dabbled in Spanish and Medieval French. He will discuss this while quoting from famous translators who handled Ancient Greek, Chinese, Arabic and even Sanskrit. Be warned: the Troubadour verses are rather naughty!
Later in the year we will be varying our format for two ‘meet the writer’ sessions, These meetings will take place in the early evening with an optional light supper (for which there is a charge), which can be booked through the website. I hope that many of our regulars as well as those who have been unable to attend afternoon meetings will be able to come. I have been to several of the early evening meetings/meals organised by the Library and Archive group – they are great fun as well as intellectually stimulating (and you won’t have to cook when you get home!).