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The "Auslandsgesellschaft e.V." is inviting to an evening themed around translation of poetry. The event will be taking place hybridly.

Literature from the two partner cities Leeds and Dortmund

On Wednesday 2nd November at 18:00 GMT, the two poets Peter Stafford from Leeds and Ralf Thenior from Dortmund will be reading some of their works at a live event at the Auslandsgesellschaft e.V. Steinstrasse 48 in Dortmund. The evening will also be shown online via ZOOM. Apart from readings, they will also be discussing the question of  whether and how poetry can be translated. What are the issues? And how do poets feel when reading/hearing their texts in translation? Both the live and the online audience will be encouraged to ask questions and take part in the discussion.

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