Upcoming Translation Events March 2020

Wednesday, March 11:

Genya Turovskaya, Artis Ostups, Anahit Gulian Reading: A reading with poets from Latvia, Ukraine, and Armenia. Latvian poet Artis Ostups in a rare US appearance, and celebrating Genya Turovskaya's new book from Black Square. More information here. Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12:

My Part of Her: Iranian author Javad Djavahery will be joined by novelist and translator Idra Novey ‘07 to discuss his English-language debut My Part of Her at Community Bookstore. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, March 13:

Air Raid: Poet Polina Barskova will be joined by poet and translator Valzhyna Mort to read from their new collaboration, Air Raid. RSVP recommended, more information here. Elizabeth Hemmerdinger Center (706 Hunter East), Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 19:

Jill!: This bimonthly Women+ in Translation reading series spotlights women or nonbinary translators or translators of women or nonbinary authors (or both). The March installment will feature translators Jacob Rogers (Galician), Ruwa Alhayek (Arabic), and Tenzin Dickie '14 (Tibetan). More information here. Pen and Brush, 29 W. 22nd St., 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 20:

Shahr-e-jaanaan: City of the Beloved: Launch of poet and translator Adeeba Shahid Talukder's latest collection, Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved (Tulepo Press), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. The author will read alongside David Hornibrook, Nkosi Nkululeko, and Zeeshan Pathan '18. More information here. 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor. 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 25:

The Late-Soviet Underground: (Re-)Collecting the Past: In the paper being presented at this colloquium, Professor Ainsley Morse argues for collecting—meaning collecting variously ephemeral “things” (words, poems, books, writers, traditions, ways of life), but also “collecting” as a mode of writing—as both a pathology and a creative mode typical of unofficial literature and art of the late Soviet period. More information here. Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU, New York. 12:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 27 - Sunday, Mar. 29:

Palestine Writes Literature Festival: Palestine Writes will bring together writers, artists, publishers, booksellers, and scholars to hold conversations about art, literature, and the intersections between culture, struggle, and politics. More information here

Sunday, Mar. 29:

Translation & Publication: This panel will explore the scarcity of English translations of Arab writers and discuss experiences with translation, publication, distribution, and sales. More information here. NYU Kimmel Center, KC 914, 60 Washington Square, South New York. 10 a.m.