January Academic Lectures and Literary Events

January is almost here! The MFA in Translation program at Mills College is ringing in 2017 with a week of fantastic, translation-themed events.

All of these events are free and open to the public. Fluency is not required!

Literary Events

Monday, January 9th: Bilingual Reading

ali-eA mix of stunning, award-winning authors will read their work in English and in translation. This reading will feature Ali Eteraz, Mateo Hoke, Achy Obejas, Carlota Caulfield, & Hugo García Manríquez.

Mills Hall Living Room | Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

For more information and to RSVP, see our Facebook event.

Wednesday, January 11th: Translators Linguistic Showcase

 

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Carolyn Tipton

At this reading, group of local translators will read their work in translation, some in the original language. Our featured readers are Dan Bellm, Carolyn Tipton, Tiffany Higgins, Andrea Lingenfelter, Dick Cluster.

Mills Hall Living Room | Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

For more information and to RSVP, see our Facebook event.

Monday, January 16th: From Mandalay to the Bay: Burmese and Burmese American Writers

maw-shein-win“Renowned poet,ko ko thett, will be making a rare appearance in the Bay Area to celebrate his latest book, The Burden of Being Burmese (Zephyr). He is also the co-editor of Bones Will Crow: Fifteen Contemporary Burmese Poets (Northern Illinois University Press). He will be joined by Bay Area authors, poets, and translators, Htet Yi Linn, Khin Thiri Nandar Soe, Audrey T. Williams, Maw Shein Win, and Kenneth Wong.”

Alley Cat Books, San Francisco

Check out the Facebook event page.

Lectures

Tuesday, January 10th: Translator Talk 1

dan-bellmTranslator Dan Bellm presents “Double Takes: Reading Multiple Translations of Poetry and Prose”

12pm | Mills Hall Room 132

Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

Check out our Facebook event page.

Wednesday, January 11th: Translator Talk 2

tiffany-higginsTranslator Tiffany Higgins presents “Social Advocacy in the Selection of Texts to be Translated: Listening to the Sea of Afro-Brazilian Poetry”

12pm | Mills Hall Room 132

Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

Check out our Facebook event page.

Thursday, January 12th: Translator Talk 3

dc2Translator Dick Cluster presents “Somebody Else’s Voice: Literary Translation and the ‘Practical’ Kind”

12pm | Mills Hall Room 132

Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

Check out our Facebook event page.

 

All of the lectures take place on the Mills College campus.

 

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