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International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School

International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School

Delivered by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with the National Centre for Writing

The 2020 BCLT Summer School is taking place ONLINE, 20-24 July 2020.

The annual BCLT Summer School brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. The event this year will be slightly different as it is taking place online. This is a first for us in our 21-year Summer School history, but we are excited about what this new type of event has to offer.

The online Summer School will include many of our regular activities plus a few different sessions unique to the new online format:

  • Language-specific workshop strands in Danish, Dutch, French and Norwegian - these groups will work on a collaborative translation with an author in residence and the workshop leader.
  • Multilingual Prose and Multilingual Theatre workshops for those translating from any language into English
  • Training the Trainer workshop strand for more experienced translators who would like to start running literary translation workshops in their home country 
  • All workshops are designed to encourage collaboration and peer learning in a small group setting (maximum of 10 translators in a group).
  • Creative Writing workshops
  • Author and translator readings
  • Plenary panels with industry professionals
  • Short talks on hot topics
  • Optional online evening social events