Translation on Tap in NYC Dec. 1 – 31, 2017

The year is ending, but it looks like it’ll go out with a bang – just look at all these great translation events to wrap up the year:

Friday, Dec. 1:

The Art of Losing and Finding: A Day of Translation at The New School:

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Book Launch: Advances in Embroidery: Poems with Translations from Mahmoud Darwish, by Ahmad Al-Ashqar (¶oets & Traitors Press)

1:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Translators’ Panel: Reading and Discussion featuring Tony Anemone, Alex Cigale, David Stromberg, and James Fuerst, moderated by Val Vinokur

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Open Forum on Literary Translation, Publishing, and the University, featuring Tynan Kogane (New Directions Publishing), Kendall Storey (Archipelago Books), Roman Kostovski (Plamen Press), Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse), Rebekah Smith (Ugly Duckling Presse), Julia Johanne Tolo (PEN America), José Garcia Escobar (Asymptote Journal), Rose Réjouis, Stephanie Leone, David Larsen, Jennifer Hayashida, and others, moderated by Val Vinokur

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Book Launch: The Essential Fictions of Isaac Babel (Northwestern UP), edited, translated, and annotated by Val Vinokur

All events @The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., 5th Fl., 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2:

A Very French Christmas: Translators Sandra Smith and Liesl Schillinger will celebrate Christmas à la française with a reading from and discussion of A Very French Christmas (New Vessel Press). More information here. Albertine, 972 Fifth Ave., 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3:

The Art of Subtitling: Subtitle specialist Bruce Goldstein will speak about subtitling after the presentation of the film Le Trou by Jacques Becker, which he worked on. Ticketed event, more information here. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, Queens, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 4:

“You Should Have Left”: Translator Ross Benjamin joins Daniel Kehlmann and Eric Banks for a conversation about Benjamin’s translation of Kehlmann’s new novella. Special bonus: a Deutsches Haus donor is providing complimentary copies of the book to the first 25 attendees! RSVP recommended, more information here. NYU Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, 6:30 p.m.

Also Monday, Dec. 4:

Belladonna*: and/with: Litmus: Translator Sawako Nakayasu joins Jai A. Ravine and Myung Mi Kim for a reading a conversation. More information here. Abrons Arts Center, Studio 201, 466 Grand St. (at Pitt St.), 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 5:

Old Demons, New Deities: Launch event for this new collection of Tibetan short stories, featuring translator/editor Tenzin Dickie with authors Jamming Norbu and Pema Bhum. More information here (limited seating, purchase required, advance reservation recommended). The Strand Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 6:

Albertine Prize Launch Party/Shortlist Announcement: The 2018 Albertine Prize countdown will begin festively this year, with actors stationed around three floors of the Gilded Age townhouse that houses the Albertine bookstore, reading from the five books that are up for this year’s prize, followed by a cocktail party. What a fun way to make the announcement! RSVP requested, more information here. Albertine, 972 Fifth Ave., 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7:

Al Que Quiere!: Launch event for the reissue of William Carlos Williams’s third collection of poems, featuring the book’s editor, translator Jonathan Cohen, joined by translator/poet Mónica de la Torre and Julio Marzán, RSVP requested, more information here. Instituto Cervantes – Galeria, 211-215 E. 49th St., 7:00 p.m.

Also  Thursday, Dec. 7:

Harnessing the Humanities: Translator (among other things!) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with Rosalind C. Morris. More information here. Albertine, 972 Fifth Ave., 7:00 p.m.

Also  Thursday, Dec. 7:

Magical Writing: Translationista (who’s spent basically her entire adult life translating, editing, and writing about Robert Walser) will speak about Walser’s mysterious microscript writing (with pictures!) and discuss Walser’s role in the Berlin arts scene in the first decade of the twentieth century. Quixote Talks series (more information here), SVA, 132 W. 21st St., 6th Fl., 6:30 p.m.

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