As readers of this blog know, August is Women in Translation Month, and this month’s events beautifully reflect that fact. The perfect August day: head to the beach, soak up some sun and sand, read a book by your favorite woman writer, and then come back to the city for an evening reading with friends.
Thursday, Aug. 2:
Women in Translation Month Open Mic: Please drop by to read from your original translations of women poets, published or in progress, or a piece by a favorite women poet in translation. Readings limited to 3 minutes, signup sheet available at 6:45 p.m. More information here. Book Culture, 536 W. 112th St., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16:
Get WiT Us! Women in Translation: A Reading and Discussion featuring translators Katrina Dodson, Allison Markin Powell, Tim Mohr, and Jenny Wang Medina. More information here. Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17:
Women in Translation Month cocktail reading featuring Mónica de la Torre, Linda Asher, Margaret Carson, and Susan Bernofsky. More information here. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 23:
Cedilla WiT reading featuring translators Heather Cleary, Allison Markin Powell, Alta Price, Julia Sanches, Jeremy Tiang, Marshall Yarborough, and Jeffrey Zuckerman. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Check out my post on Women in Translation Month 2018 for more background information and special discount offers from a number of publishers in honor of the month.