I miss Banff. It’s got to be one of the most beautiful spots on earth, and the three-week translation program the Banff Centre offers every summer is a wonderful place to connect with other translators and writers, get feedback on your work, and really sink your teeth into a project in the most idyllic surroundings imaginable. I’ve blogged about the program in more detail before, so for now suffice it to say that if you haven’t been, you are warmly encouraged to apply for the program. Stipends are available. And if you wind up going to Banff, you’ll be able to take some of the most glorious hikes in the world when you step away from your desk for a breath of air. The program is co-directed by Hugh Hazelton and Katherine Silver, and this year’s faculty will include Roberto Frías, Russell Scott Valentino, and Lori Saint-Martin.