As we enter the dark weeks of the year, it’s good to remember that the days will start getting longer again before the month is out. Maybe some translation events will help as well! (
So far I’ve just heard about one, so if you know of others, please send them my way.)
Saturday, Dec. 7:
Aline & Valcour: launch event for the first-ever translation of this book by the Marquis de Sade. With the book’s translators Jocelyne Genvieve Barque and John Galbraith Simmons joined by Allan Graubard and Tuli Velazquez Farley, moderated by translator Christopher Wink. More information here. Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 11:
SUPER / NATURAL launch & reading featuring translator Gnaomi Stevens joined by Tori Ashley Matos, Timothy Liu, Robert Ostrom, and Justin Boening. More information here. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12:
Geometry of Shadows: a discussion and bilingual reading of Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian poetry featuring translator Stefania Heim joined by John Yau. More information here. Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 11 Rivington St., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14:
Tradurre (Translate): a movie about literary translators from 2008, directed by Pier Paolo Giarolo. More information here. MoMA, Fl. T2/T1, 11 W. 53rd St., 4:00 p.m.
Also Saturday, Dec. 14:
Thought Edge Insolvent: Translator Genya Turovskaya joins Moina Pam Dick and Jeremy Hoevenaar for a reading. More information here. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St., Brooklyn, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17:
The Next Loves: launch event for this book by Stéphane Bouquet, translated by Lindsay Turner. Turner and Bouquet will be joined by readers including Rijard Bergeron, Peter Gizzi, Brian Hochberger, Jaye Elizabeth Johnson, Rachel Levitsky, Lucky, Maureen McClane, and Aldrin Valdez. More information here. Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey St., 6:30 p.m.