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International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School

International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School, 19 - 25 July 2020

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

 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 SUMMER SCHOOL WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2020.

 

The annual BCLT 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 have the unique opportunity to work on a collaborative translation with both the author in residence and the 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 (maximum of 10-14 translators in a group).

During the week, the workshops are complemented by creative writing workshops for all participants and also plenary sessions, such as publishing panels and lectures. 

Watch a video of the 2017 summer school to find out more about how the week works and visit our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page for more details.

 

Details of 2020 workshops will be available towards the end of 2019. The 2019 Summer School workshops were:

1) French to English & English to French

Funded by the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada/Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada 

Workshop leader - Arianne Des Rochers

Author - Nathanaël 

 

2) Italian to English

Funded by Pro Helvetia

Workshop leader - Shaun Whiteside

Author - Elvira Dones

 

3) Multilingual Poetry 

Workshop leader - Clare Pollard

 

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

Workshop leader - Daniel Hahn

 

5) Slovenian to English

Funded by the AHRC - Open World Research Initiative Project - 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community'

         

Workshop leader - Olivia Hellewell

Author - Goran Vojnović

 

6) Spanish to English

Funded by the AHRC - Open World Research Initiative Project - 'Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community'

     

Workshop leader - Anne McLean

Author - Lina Meruane 

 

7) 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.

 

The 2019 Summer School was kindly supported by Arts Council England, Arts & Humanities Research Council - Open World Research Initiative - Cross Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community Project, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, Literary Translators’ Association of Canada/Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada, Pro Helvetia, Québec Government Office, London, Slovenian Book Agency and University of Manchester.

 

© Photography by Anita Staff - www.anitastaff.com

 

There are two packages to choose from:

2020 Residential Package - £TBC 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, possibly including buffets, a BBQ and a celebratory closing event with wine.
  • Wednesday will be a free afternoon and evening where afternoon refreshments and evening dinner are not included.

 

2020 Non-residential Package - £TBC including all tuition, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

  • The non-residential package includes opening and closing events with wine. There will be an option to book onto other evening meals if you would like to attend them (for an extra cost).
  • Wednesday is a free afternoon and evening where afternoon refreshments are not included.

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