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!
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.
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.