Catch us at International Translation Day 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we will be closing this year's International Translation Day at the British Library with a mass theatre translation session!

About ITD

The annual event for the literary translation community

International Translation Day is the annual event for the literary translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. The vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on gender and sexuality in translation, translating human rights, new initiatives for and by literary translators, sessions focused on poetry and Arabic, and a mass translating for theatre workshop. Plus a detailed look at the changing demographics of the UK and how the make up of our cities have changed: what does this tell us about who translators are and where might we find them?

– via the British Library website.

Closing Plenary

Translation Centre Stage

Aiming to break the often solitary process of translation, [Foreign Affairs] Translates! is a programme designed to give theatre translators the opportunity to see and respond to their work performed whilst still in development. Bringing them closer to live performance by immersing them in theatre practice, it gives participants the tools to facilitate a more symbiotic relationship between performance and text. During this session we will share the results and impact of our inaugural programme and to end the day the audience will be invited to navigate the practicalities of their craft in a mass-translation session.

– The full programme for the day can be found here.


Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road

Mon 2 Oct 2017, 09:00 – 17:00

Full Price: £36.00
Member: £26.00
Senior 60+: £29.00
Student: £26.00
Registered Unemployed: £26.00
Under 18: £26.00

For full details and to book your place please visit the British Library website.

Foreign Affairs
Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Rd
N1 5SQ