May is on the way, bringing with it the PEN World Voices Festival (chock- full of translation events this year), and a bit of lagniappe too.
Monday, May 8:
Belladonna* with BPL reading with new chaplets: translator Sarah Riggs joined by Susan Briante, Carolina Crumpacker, and Khi Nao for a night of poetry hosted by Belladonna* Collaborative, more information here. Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Also Monday, May 8:
Launch event for Qiu Miaojin’s Notes of a Crocodile, with the book’s translator, Bonnie Huie, in conversation with Eileen Myles. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9:
A Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg: conversation featuring the book’s translator, Jenny McPhee, joined by translator Peg Boyers and Alexander Stille. More information here. Book Culture, 536 W. 112th St., 7:00 p.m.
Launch event for Walks with Walser by Carl Seelig featuring the book’s translator, Anne Posten, in conversation with writer Alexandra Kleeman. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 25:
Feliz año nuevo: reading and conversation of and about the new volume of selected poems by poet/translator Mónica de la Torre in Spanish translation. She’ll be joined by the book’s translator Cristián Gómez Olivares for a doubly bilingual event. Spoonbill Studio, 99 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.