Upcoming Translation Events in NYC: February 2020
Saturday, Feb. 1 - Sunday, Feb. 2:
A Night of Philosophy & Ideas: This all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music features (among many others) writer and translator Ilan Stavans. More information here. Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 3:
"Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister:" A Conversation between Joel Agee & Susan Bernofsky: Deutsches Haus at NYU and New York Review Books present this conversation, which will focus on Joel Agee’s new translation of Robert Musil’s Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister. More information here. Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 4:
First Tuesdays: This month’s installment of the reading and open-mic series First Tuesdays features editor and translator Sara Khalili. More information here. Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St., Jackson Heights (Queens), 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6:
Lev Rubinstein - a bilingual reading at Hunter College: A poetry reading in Russian, with English translation, co-hosted by Russian and East European Cultures at Hunter College and Ugly Duckling Presse. More information here. The Elizabeth Hemmerdinger Center (706 HE), 68th St - Hunter College. 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7:
"Winterlust:" An evening with Bernd Brunner and Tess Lewis: Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by the author Bernd Brunner from his new book, Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season, (in a translation by Mary Catherine Lawler) followed by a conversation with the writer and translator, Tess Lewis. More information here. Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews. 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9:
The PEN Translation Committee Presents Published Works: The PEN Translation Committee will present a reading of recently published work that members and friends have translated. The readers include Linda Baker, Jonathan Cohen, Marjolijn de Jager, Sharon Dolin, Tess Lewis, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, and Alta L. Price. More information here. THE BOOK CLUB Bookstore and Wine Bar, 197 E. 3rd St. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11:
Critical Caribbean Feminisms - Staceyann Chin and Alexis Pauline Gumbs: Staceyann Chin and Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be joined in conversation with Kaiama L. Glover. More information here. Barnard Hall, Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway. 6:30 p.m.
Love In and Out of Translation: A conversation with Monique Truong and translators Allison Markin Powell and Tess Lewis about three recent novels that plumb the mysteries of love in its many discordant and concordant manifestations and the ingenious ways fiction can flesh these mysteries out. More information here. Book Culture, 536 W 112th St. 7 p.m.
Poupeh Missaghi, "trans(re)lating house one," with Adrian Shirk: a reading and conversation with author and translator Poupeh Missaghi about her hybrid new work, trans(re)lating house one. She will be joined in conversation by Adrian Shirk. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Insurgent Tongues: A night of readings and discussion to launch a new folio in the Transpacific Literary Project: Insurgent Tongues. In efforts to dismantle the languages of domination, contributors to the folio and guests will share their distinct approaches to probing the insurgent nature of language and languages of (counter)insurgency. Tyrell Haberkorn, Sophia Terazawa, Nguyen Quoc Vinh, and Gina Apostol will read from their individual works and join in a group discussion moderated by Vicente Rafael. More information here. 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26:
Talking Translation with Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson: Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC) presents a conversation with Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson about translation, organized by Susan Bernofsky and moderated by Katrine Øgaard Jensen. The event is free and open to the public. More information here. Columbia University School of the Arts, 501 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway. 7:30 p.m.