COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Dr. Cynthia T. Hahn is a Professor of French and teaches language, French and francophone literatures and cultures, film, translation and creative writing in French at Lake Forest College. An editor for the College’s foreign language literary magazine, Collage for twenty years. Hahn has published original poetry in English and French in East On Central, The Christian Science Monitor, Matrix, Tusitala, Collage, a French-language anthology, La cendre des mots, and online at mistinthemag.com, highlandparkpoetry.org, makeitbetter.net andwww.peuplesmonde.com. Her chapbook, Outside-In-Sideout, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010. She has also translated (French-English) poems and stories by French and African authors, as well as six novels by Algerian and Lebanese authors. Her research involves literary translation, French Canadian, North African and Middle Eastern women’s literature, and French film and the globalization of culture.
TOPIC: From French Poetic Inspiration to Translation. We will discuss using less common sources of influence — such as non-English poetry and translation — to reframe, or elaborate on, original ideas. In particular, we’ll look at some French poetic concepts and devices, through a sampling of French writers. In addition, the process of literary translation, as well as the process of translating one’s own poetry, will be discussed as a means of discovering and honing poetic voice. Attendees are encouraged to submit a couple of lines of original poetry (or no more than 35 words) at least one day prior to the workshop (send to: email@example.com) for translation into French or from French, to personalize this discussion. Please note “Rhino workshop” in the heading of your submission and send poetic text in the body of the email to Hahn, not as an attachment.
Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.
Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.
This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council.