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International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School

International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School, 21 - 27 July 2019

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

The Summer School brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice.

For most language-specific workshops, groups work on a collaborative translation with the author in residence and workshop leader.

For translators working from any other languages there are two multilingual workshops, one for poetry and one for prose. These are designed for translators working from any language into English.

All workshops are designed to encourage collaboration and peer learning in a small group setting.

During the week, the workshops are complemented by creative writing workshops and plenary sessions. 

Watch a video of the 2017 summer school to find out more about how the week works.

Details of the 2019 workshops will be available in the next few months. Applications usually open in the new year.

The 2018 Summer School was kindly supported by Arts Council England, Arts & Humanities Research Council, British Institute for Persian Studies, Estonian Literature Centre, European Commission, Goethe Institut, Latvian Literature, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, the Lithuanian Culture Institute and Visiting Arts.

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There are two packages to choose from:

2019 Residential Package - £700 including all tuition, accommodation for 6 nights on the beautiful UEA campus in a single en-suite room, breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch and dinner.

  • There will be a mixture of dinners, including buffets, a BBQ and more formal 3-course meals with wine.
  • Wednesday will be a free afternoon and evening where afternoon refreshments and evening dinner are not included.


2019 Non-residential Package - £400 including all tuition, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

  • The non-residential package includes opening and closing evening dinners with wine.
  • Wednesday is a free afternoon and evening where afternoon refreshments are not included.

Details of any bursaries that were available in 2018 can be found here.

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