Here’s what’s coming up in Translationland NYC this early May. Let’s hope these are events are accompanied by actual spring-like temperatures!
Friday, May 1:
Translation in Transition: The two-day conference being held at Barnard College kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and runs through the evening of Saturday, May 2. Full schedule and more information here.
Also Friday, May 1:
Trafika Europe 3 – Latvian Sojourn. Translator Margita Gailītis joins poet Liāna Langa and fiction writer Nora Ikstena to celebrate the double launch of books she’s translated by each of them for Guernica Editions. More information here. Latvian Mission, 333 E. 50th St., 6:30 p.m.
May 4 – May 10:
PEN World Voices Festival. This year’s PWV lineup contains a number of translation-themed events, including one I’m participating in. You’ll find a complete listing of the festival’s translation events here.
Friday, May 8:
Translator, poet and essayist Rosmarie Waldrop will be reading with Charity Coleman and Magnus Williams-Olson at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, more information here. 126 Front St. in Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 10:
Launch event for Thought Flights by Robert Musil, with translator Genese Grill. She will be joined by author Stephen Callahan. More information here. Zinc Bar, 82 W. 3rd St., 5:00 p.m.