Events

The PTC at the British Library - International Translation Day 2017

The British Library
London

The PTC at the British Library - International Translation Day 2017

The British Library will be holding their annual event for International Translation Day, which will be an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and network and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. The vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on gender and sexuality in translation, translating human rights and much more.

The Poetry Translation Centre will be involved throughout out the day with:

The Opening Plenary - Our managing director, Erica Jarnes will be chairing the opening discussion which will seek to examine the UK’s changing demographics, and what they might tell us about who translators are and where we might find them. 

Translating Poetry - Erica will also be chairing a parallel session on the specific challenges of translating poetry, who is best equipped to do it - and why?

Somali Translation Workshop -  Clare Pollard and Martin Orwin will be running a Somali poetry workshop, translating poems by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, for ticket holders to get involved in.