Translation on Tap in NYC, Feb. 1 – 28, 2019

It may be so cold right now that you’re thinking you’ll never leave the house again, but be of good cheer: warmer days and translation events to coax you outside are coming your way soon!

Thursday, Feb. 7:

On Translating Pan Tadeusz: a meeting with translator Bill Johnston. RSVP requested, more information here. Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St., 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12:

Children’s Books Salon Reception: Discussion of several international children’s book markets and translation funding, featuring Karin Aghadjanian, Sheikh Zayed Book Award; Hege Langrusten, NORLA; Tiia Strandén, FILI (Finland); Walter Schlecht, Goethe-Institut New York; and Anges Vogt, Dutch Foundation for Literature; moderated by Hannah Johnson, Publishing Perspectives. Reception to follow. RSVP by Feb. 11. Goethe-Institut, 30 Irving Place, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 15: 

Sea of Mirrors: Translators Don Mee Choi and Jeffrey Yang join Kim Hyesoon for a presentation of her new book in English, The Autobiography of Death, translated by Don Mee Choi. RSVP recommended, more information here. Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W 27th St Suite 600, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19:

Poet in Spain: Translator Sarah Arvio will read from her new translations of Lorca (and others) in conversation with translator John Keene. Ticketed event, more information here. Dia:Chelsea, 535 W. 22nd St., 5th Fl., 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26:

Lost in America: Translator Alex Zucker will read from his translations of Modernist author Milada Součková to accompany a talk by Zuzana Říhová on her work. RSVP requested, more information here. Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73 St., 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27:

Selected Shorts Special Event with Words without Borders: Translator Idra Novey hosts an evening of international literature also featuring Karan Mahajan and Siri Hustvedt. Ticketed event, more information here. Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 250 W. 95th St., 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28:

Relative Genitive: reading and talk by translator Val Vinokur presenting new translations of Osip Mandelstam and Vladimir Mayakovsky. More information here. Columbia University, Harriman Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Bldg., 6:30 p.m.

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