Translation on Tap in NYC Sept. 1 – 30, 2017

Welcome back, translation fans! September is traditionally a month rich in translation events, and it looks like this year is no exception. Look at all the offerings awaiting you:

Tuesday, Sept. 12:

La Deliciosa Show Poetry Readings: Translator Karen Emmerich joins four other readers on the High Line in Radamés “Juni” Figueroa’s site-specific installation “La Deliciosa Show.” Free with RSVP, more information here. High Line, 30th St./10th Ave. entrance, 6:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday, Sept. 12:

“Another Way To Say”: Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event featuring  Martha Cooley, Antonio Romani, and other emerging translators reading their work and discussing their approaches to the art of translation. More information here. A Public Space, 323 Dean St., Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14:

“Crossing: Conversations Across Borders”: Translator-authors Salar Abdoh and Keys Lee join authors Giuseppe Caputo and Young-ha Kim for a reading and discussion (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event) moderated by Jessie Chaffee while surrounded by thousands of sketchbooks created around the world. More information here. The Brooklyn Art Library, 28 Frost St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17:

“Where Are We From? Who Are We Now?”: Brooklyn Book Festival event featuring translator and scholar Kaiama L. Glover in conversation with writers Kei Miller, Yanick Lahrens, and Pajtim Statovci. More information here. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19:

Launch event for The Communist by Guido Morselli featuring translator Frederika Randall joined by Katha Pollitt. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23:

Ghosts in the Machine: East German Culture in Unified Germany: Translator Tim Mohr, who is also the author of a new book on East German punk Rock, Stirb nicht im Warteraum der Zukunft, speaks with filmmaker Petra Epperlein and visual artist Cornelia Thomsen, moderated by Belinda Cooper. More information here. Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24:

Gates & Fields: Poet and translator Cole Swensen joins Jennifer Firestone in conversation to launch Firestone’s new book of poems, more information here. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St., 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26:

Word for Word: The Cutting Edge of Literature from Helsinki to New York: Writer/translators Liza St. James, Sarah Timmer Harvey, Fanny Ehnvall, and Elli Salo will read from and discuss their mutual translation projects with Jusa Peltoniemi of the University of the Arts, Helsinki and Susan Bernofsky. More information here. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27:

Words Are Bodies Up Against Borders: A Conversation about Translation and Race, featuring translator/poet Jennifer Hayashida, more information here. Columbia University School of the Arts, 413 Dodge Hall, 7:00 p.m.

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