Here is some information on a summer school for translators:
The British Centre for Literary Translation has been offering the International Literary Translation Summer School, the highlight of our annual programme of activities, since 2000. Every year acclaimed writers and translators are gathered together for an intense week of translation workshops, panel discussions, and talks, culminating in multilingual readings of the work accomplished. This residential programme takes place from 20-26 July at the University of East Anglia, with participants coming from many different countries. The languages represented change from year to year, and in 2008 will include the following:
Arabic to English
Translator/Workshop Leader: Paul Starkey. Writer: Hassan Daoud
English to Italian
Translator/Workshop Leader: Susanna Basso. Writer: Giles Foden
German to English
Translator/Workshop Leader: Shaun Whiteside. Writer: Lena Gorelik
Translator/Workshop Leader: Paddy Bushe. Poet: Gabriel Rosenstock
Portuguese to English
Translator/Workshop Leader: Daniel Hahn. Writer: José Eduardo Agualusa
Spanish to English
Translator/Workshop Leader: Cecilia Rossi. Writer: Carmen Posadas
Registration is now open and bursaries are available.
For more information and registration details, please visit the BCLT website: www.uea.ac.uk/bclt .