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Summer School Programme



Take a look at the draft programme for the week - this will give you an idea of how the week works. 


Each participant takes part in a particular workshop strand and stays with this group for all of the literary translation workshops. You will then get to take part in two creative writing sessions to give you some time to explore your creativity - with some expert guidance of course! We also programme three plenary sessions on topics that we feel will be of interest to practicing literary translators. in 2019 the remarkable Kate Briggs gave the first plenary of the week. This was followed by a panel chaired by Rosie Goldsmith on the journey of a translated novel, with our Italian workshop author, Elvira Dones, her translator Clarissa Botsford and her publisher Stefan Tobler (And Other Stories). Our final plenary session was a publishers' panel, chaired by renowned editor Bill Swainson.


The workshop strands available in 2019 were:


French to English & English to French

Workshop leader - Arianne Des Rochers

Author - Nathanaël 


Italian to English

Workshop leader - Shaun Whiteside

Author - Elvira Dones


Multilingual Poetry 

Workshop leader - Clare Pollard


Multilingual Prose with a particular focus on Children's & Young Adult Fiction

Workshop leader - Daniel Hahn


Slovenian to English

Workshop leader - Olivia Hellewell

Author - Goran Vojnović


Spanish to English

Workshop leader - Anne McLean

Author - Lina Meruane 


Training the Trainer

Find out more about this workshop strand specifically for experienced literary translators that would like to train to lead literary translation workshops.


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