As far as I know, the entire world is fast asleep and no one has planned any translation events until nearly the end of this month. I look forward to being informed otherwise (if so), and will update this post accordingly. For now, the only event I know about is the one I’m in. (Update: whew, there’s more!)
Friday, Jan. 22:
Us&Them: A Writer/Translator Reading Series. The Winter 2016 installment of this reading series featuring writers who are also translators reading both their own and translated work will present Matvei Yankelevich translating Daniil Kharms (Russian); André Naffis-Sahely translating Abdellatif Laâbi (French); Kira Josefsson translating Pooneh Rohi (Swedish); and Linda Frazee Baker translating Max Frisch (German). Molasses Books, 770 Hart St. (Dekalb L), Brooklyn, 8:00 p.m.
Also Friday, Jan. 22:
Weekends on the Island: Translator Tess Lewis joins German author Anna Weidenholzer for a reading from and discussion of Weidenholzer’s work. More information here. Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 28:
Translationista joins novelist Rachel Cantor to discuss Cantor’s new novel, Good on Paper, the protagonist of which is a literary translator from the Italian with a past history of obsession with Dante’s Vita nuova. Always happy to see a work of fiction taking on and thematizing questions of translations, so I’m hoping for an interesting discussion. More information here. Book Culture, 450 Columbus (@ 82nd St), 7:00 p.m.
Also Thursday, Jan. 28:
Eye-catchers: The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic: Translator Alta L. Price joins Nicholas Blechman and Julius Wiedemann to discuss Jürgen Holstein’s new catalog of dust jackets and bindings. More information here. Goethe-Institut, 30 Irving Place, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31:
Tri Lengua is an ad-hoc literary event that promotes readings of poetry and prose in any language or dialect, work in translation and translation between media (film-poems, visual art into poetry, etc.). This installment of the series features poet/translators Julia Guez and Samantha Zighelboim, joined by Kim Addonizio, Sophia Le Fraga, and Christine Shan Shan Hou. $10 admission fee, more information here. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 3:30 p.m.