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  • Past Event: Translator contracts explained

    Thu 28 Jan 2016
    6:30pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Contracts

    Legalese sometimes looks like a foreign language - and not every literary translator knows it. During this working session, Sarah Burton, Contracts Consultant, and James Peake, Contracts Manager for over 30 leading imprints, will go through a sample contract and discuss topics such as royalties, copyright, rights reversion and negotiation techniques from the point of view of the translator… Read more

  • Past Event: ‘Multilingual Creativity Series’: Language Communities

    Mon 25 Jan 2016
    2:00pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Multilingual classroom

    Language Communities Case studies and workshop How can projects cater to the diverse range of fluencies and regional/national varieties within language “communities”? Come and find out about successful projects and join a discussion on the principles underpinning this work. To book a place for any event in this series, please email rsvp@freewordcentre.com with 'MC Series'… Read more

  • Past Event: Susie Orbach in conversation with Han Kang

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World

    Mon 11 Jan 2016
    6:45pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Han Kang at Free Word

    Already internationally acclaimed, Han Kang is considered one of the most important writers from Korea. For her new novel, Human Acts, Han points her penetrating literary talents to South Korea's difficult and repressed recent past. Starting with the violent suppression of the 1980s student uprisings in Gwangju, the book follows the survivors as they live with the trauma through… Read more

  • Past Event: Translating Bulgakov: New Perspectives on a Russian Master

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World

    Mon 14 Dec 2015
    6:45pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Translating Bulgakov at Free Word, presented by Alma Books

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a new, monthly event series at Free Word. Join us on the second Monday of each month to celebrate the best fiction in translation. Please contact Sophie Wardell for information on how you can get involved and join us for this, the fourth event of the series, in partnership with Alma Books. … Read more

  • Past Event: Multilingual Creativity Lab

    Mon 30 Nov 2015

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Children working in classroom

    More than a million children in the UK are classed as using English as an additional language (EAL) and use languages other than English in their daily lives. However, for the most part, we as artistic, cultural, educational and community organisations are not very good at understanding the implications of EAL and the opportunities it can offer. Words like 'bilingual'… Read more

  • Past Event: Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis

    Fri 13 Nov 2015
    6:45pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis

    From Grexit to Troika, the ongoing crisis in Greece has spawned a whole new vocabulary and dominated newspaper headlines for over five years. Now, a powerful and timely anthology offers a poetic reply to the social and economic disaster which still threatens to overturn the whole European project. Times of protest and political upheaval have always inspired poets and artists;… Read more

  • Past Event: Gabriela Babnik: Big World, Small Languages

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World

    Mon 9 Nov 2015
    6:45pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Gabriela Babnik at Free Word, presented by Istros Books

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a new, monthly event series at Free Word. Join us on the second Monday of each month to celebrate the best fiction in translation. Please contact Sophie Wardell for information on how you can get involved and join us for this, the third event of the series, in partnership with Istros… Read more

  • Past Event: Diao Dou: Surreal Short Stories from China

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World

    Mon 12 Oct 2015
    7:00pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Diao Dou at Free Word, presented by Comma Press

    Wanderlust: Great Literature from Around the World is a new, monthly event series at Free Word. Join us on the second Monday of each month to celebrate the best fiction in translation. Please contact Sophie Wardell for information on how you can get involved and join us for this, the second event of the series, in partnership… Read more

  • Past Event: Translation in the Margins

    Sat 3 Oct, 10.30am - 7.30pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Audience at event

    A practical symposium exploring the radical edges of literary translation in a global context, with lectures, discussion panels, break-out workshops, readings and networking opportunities. Speakers and performers include: Olive Senior, Sun-mi Hwang, Hamid Ismailov, Meena Kandasamy, Fan Dai, Khairani Barokka, Moqapi Selassie – plus many more writers, translators, publishers and activists. Literary translators in English are becoming increasingly self-aware and… Read more

  • Past Event: International Translation Day 2015

    Fri 2 Oct 2015, 9.00am – 5.30pm

    British Library

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o in conversation with Amanda Hopkins

    International Translation Day is the annual event for the translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, to discuss challenges and to celebrate success. A vibrant day long programme of seminars and workshops, this year’s symposium will includes sessions on… Read more

  • Past Event: Wordkeys! The 4D Translation Game

    For European Day of Languages 2015

    Sat 26 Sept 2015. Various start times between 11am and 3pm. Expected duration: around one hour.

    Game starts at Mount Pleasant Post Office, Rosebery Avenue

    girl looking at a large sheet of pink card with Chinese characters

    Free, but registration essential To celebrate European Day of Languages 2015, we present Wordkeys! The 4D Translation Game, an interactive journey for the curious and adventurous. This is a free game that explores the ways translation and languages connect people and cultures around the world. Take part in a treasure hunt that traverses languages to uncover the secret links that bind… Read more

  • Past Event: Nordic Drama Now

    Fri 18 Sep 2015
    1:00pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Free Word building exterior

    The Nordic Embassies in London, in collaboration with Free Word presents an afternoon of performance and discussion around recent developments in contemporary drama from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The event will include staged readings of newly written plays in translation, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the contemporary Nordic theatre landscape with directors, producers, writers… Read more