Translation on Tap in NYC, June 1 – 30, 2017

Well, it’s summer, but fortunately there’s still translation lore coming your way. Here’s what’s on tap. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 1:

Launch event for Nest in the Bones by Antonio di Benedetto, featuring translator Martina Broner joined by Benjamin Kunkel. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St., 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 2:

European Literature Night: This night of readings and conversations from the work of and with over a dozen authors from various  European countries also features several translators (including Tim Mohr, Karen Van Dyck, and Karen Kovacik) reading and speaking. Full program and RSVP information here (all events free of charge). Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd St., 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Monday, June 5:

Brooklyn Independents Reading at the Brooklyn Public Library: this program presented by Ugly Duckling Press will feature translator Karen Emmerich and translator-poet Mónica de la Torre along with Constance DeJong. RSVP requested, more information here. 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6:

A Quebecois-NYC Poetry Exchange: Translator Peter Schulman will be joined by Quebecois poets Hector Ruiz, Francois Rioux, Madeleine Monette and Laurence Ouellet Tremblay and NYC poets Erica Ehrenberg and Ewan Turner for an evening of readings and discussion. More info here. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 8:

Prize ceremony for the 2017 Wolff and Gutekunst Prizes, celebrating Charlotte Collins and Amanda Olson. RSVP requested, more information here. Goethe-Institut NY, 30 Irving Place, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14:

Raymond Roussel and His Legacy: Translator-scholar Mary Ann Caws and translator-poet John Ashbery join Joan Bofill, Peter Consenstein, Sozita Goudouna, and Thor Halvorssen for a discussion of Roussel’s work, followed by a screening of Le Jour de gloire by Joan Bofill. More information here. Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 23:

Launch event for King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob, featuring the book’s translator, Kit Schluter, joined by translators Margaret Carson and Chris Clarke for readings and discussion. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St., 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25:

MyOther Tongue: translator-poet Rosa Alcalá will be joined by Cecilia Vicuña and Carmen Giménez Smith for the launch of her new book of poems. More information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St., 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27:

Another Way to Say: Translators Rachael Small, Julia Guez, and Samantha Zighelboim reading and chatting about their translations by Abdellah Taïa and Luis Chaves. More information here. Molasses Books, 770 Hart St, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

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