No fooling, here’s what April has in store:
Saturday, April 2:
ALT! Adventures in Literary Translation: one-day conference sponsored by the New York Circle of Translators. Includes an editors’ roundtable and a panel entitled “Surviving Translation.” There’ll be a fabulous line-up: panelists include Heather Cleary, Minna Proctor, Shelley Frisch, Tess Lewis, Mary Ann Newman, Burton Pike, and Alex Zucker. RSVP required by March 31. Registration fees of $30 – $75 include lunch and coffee. More information here. 15 Barclay St., Rm. 430, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5:
Cervantes 400: A Celebration, featuring Edith Grossman, the esteemed translator of (among many other things) Cervantes’s Don Quixote and the forthcoming Novelas ejemplares, talking about Cervantes along with a handful of other experts, and Translationista will be participating as well (with a brief talk on the 18th century German translations of the Quixote), as will Juan José Herrera, the Consul of Spain, Jesús R. Velasco, Julie Crawford, Seth Kimmel, and others. More information here. Columbia University, Casa Hispánica, Rm. 201, 612 W. 112th St., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6:
For Syria: an Evening of Poetry in Translation: translator/poets Sinan Antoon, Ammiel Alcalay, and Roger Sedarat join a roster of readers also including Akram Al-Katreb, Alexa Firat, Alexander Elinson, Ali Adeeb Alanemi, Ali Jimale Ahmed, Christa Salamandra, Fadi Saad, Firas Sulaiman, Habiba Boumlik, Jonathan Shannon, Samantha Kostmayer Sulaiman, Sami Shalom Chetrit, Sharjah Taleghani, and Suha Kudsieh, presenting an evening of modern and contemporary Syrian poetry in English translation. More information here. Lost & Found series, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Rm. 9206-9207, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10:
Launch event for Trafika Europe: Essential New European Literature, Vol. I: Latvian-Swedish translator/poet Juris Kronbergs will be joined by French-Algerian musician/poet Alima Hamel. More information here. Torn Page, 435 W. 22nd St., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13:
Translation Seminar: “The Perils of Polyglossia” featuring translator/scholar Esther Allen on the relationship between texts and their language(s) in translation. More information here. Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Rm. C197, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 14:
Mayakovsky at the Roerich: a reading by translators Matvei Yankelevich and Val Vinokur. More information here. Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15:
Us & Them (a new series featuring translator/writers) Spring 2016 edition: Tenzin Dickyi, Greg Miller, José Rico, Damion Searls. Molasses Books, 770 Hart St., Brooklyn, 8:00 p.m.