Upcoming Translation Events (Virtual Edition): Aug. 2020

 

Tuesday, August 4: 

 

Translating the Future - Lightning in a Bottle: A Case Study of Publishing Literary Translation: This installment of Translating the Future, a series of online conversations about translation, features Yoko Tawada with Margaret Mitsutani, Susan Bernofsky, Barbara Epler, Jeffrey Yang, and Rivka Galchen, moderated by Stephen Snyder. The conversation will be hosted by Esther Allen & Allison Markin Powell. More information here. 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (EDT)

 

Thursday, August 6:

 

A Conversation with Jennifer Croft: Celebrate Women in Translation Month with a live conversation with translator and writer Jennifer Croft on the Paris Review Instagram. Croft will be joined by Paris Review engagement editor Rhian Sasseen. More information here. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

 

Tuesday, August 11:

 

Translating the Future - Building Translator Communities and Communities for Translation: This installment of Translating the Future, a series of online conversations about translation, features Marcia Lynx Qualey, Shuchi Saraswat, Allison Markin Powell, and Paige Aniyah Morris. The conversation will be hosted by Esther Allen and Allison Markin Powell, with guest co-host Mary Ann Newman. More information here. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)

 

Jean-Luc Persecuted: Event will feature Olivia Baes, translator of Jean-Luc Persecuted, in conversation with Emma Ramadan, translator and owner of Riffraff Bookstore in Providence, RI. More information here.  7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (CDT)

 

Thursday, August 13: 

 

A Bilingual Reading To Celebrate Women In Translation Month: Organized under the aegis of the PEN America Translation Committee, this event will bring together five translators joined by their authors, Joanna Chen (Tehila Hakimi), Laura Cesarco Eglin (Lara Dopazo Ruibal), Aubrey Jones (Ken Bugul), Melanie Magidow (Reem Bassiouney), Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez (Rosa Chavez). The event will be moderated by Anna Dinwoodie. More information here. 1:00 p.m. (EST)

 

Friday, August 14: 

 

Spawn: Book launch of Kristen Renee Miller's debut translation, Spawn by Ilnu Nation poet Marie-Andrée Gill. Joining Miller for this reading focused on poetry in translation are Anne O. Fisher, Derek Mong, and Hai-Dang Phan. More information here. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CDT)

 

Tuesday, August 18: 

 

Translating the Future - Motherless Tongues, Multiple Belongings III: This installment of Translating the Future, a series of online conversations about translation, features Janet Hong, Pierre Joris, and María José Giménez. The conversation will be hosted by Esther Allen, with guest co-host Samantha Schnee. More Information here. 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

 

Thursday, August 20:

 

A Bilingual Reading To Celebrate Women In Translation Month: Organized under the aegis of the PEN America Translation Committee, this event will bring together five translators joined by their authors, Indran Amirthanayagam (Katia-Sofia Hakim), Karen Kovacik (Krystyna Dabrowska), Lida Nosrati (Sahar Sakhaei), Sharon E. Rhodes (Hanne Hojgaard Viemose),  Jennifer Shyue (Julia Wong Kcomt). The event will be moderated by Sandra Smith. More information here. 1:00 p.m. (EST)

 

A Conversation with Katrina Dodson: Explore the process behind the Paris Review issue no. 233’s Art of Translation interview with Margaret Jull Costa in a live Instagram conversation with her interviewer, Katrina Dodson, in honor of Women in Translation Month. More information here. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

 

Mother Tongue Twisters: A session with author and translator Maureen Freely, translator of Orhan Pamuk. Maureen will speak about her experiences while translating Pamuk, narrate how she has encountered and dissolved 'locked doors' in translation and discuss language politics in Turkey, amongst other issues. More information here. 7 p.m. (IST)

 

Tuesday, August 25:

 

Translating the Future - Sustaining the Stateless Language: This installment of Translating the Future, a series of online conversations about translation, features a discussion with Mary Ann Newman, Madeleine Cohen, and LaTasha Diggs. More Information here. 1:30 p.m. (EDT) 

 

Wednesday, August 26:


Black Women in (English) Translation: The event will feature readings, reviews, and discussion of works by brave and talented black women authors from Haiti, Senegal, Angola, Somalia and more. The special guest, literary translator, Megan McDowell, will be zooming in from Chile. More information here. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

 

Thursday, August 27: 

 

A Bilingual Reading To Celebrate Women In Translation Month: Organized under the aegis of the PEN America Translation Committee, this event will bring together five translators joined by their authors, Rachael Daum (Natalia Rubanova), Ralph Hubbell (Nazli Karabiyikoglu), Chamini Kulathunga (Thilini N. Liyanaarachchi),  Agnes Marton (Zita Izso), Olivia Sears (Mariangela Gualtieri). The event will be moderated by Nancy Naomi Carlson. More information here. 1:00 p.m. (EST)

 

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