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International Translation Day 2016

Past Event

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 network, debate significant issues and developments within the sector, and to discuss challenges and celebrate success.

This year’s vibrant day-long programme includes seminars on women writers in translation, multilingualism, the state of translation in higher education, alternative routes to publication and translating for the stage. Plus a detailed look at the entire chain from author to reader: what works and what doesn’t when it comes to publishing translated literature?

Tickets are now available to buy here with the British Library. Last year tickets sold out quickly so don’t miss out!

British Sign Language (BSL) is available on request throughout the day (except lunchtime drop-in sessions). If you require BSL, please tick the required box when we contact you about seminar choices.


A full programme for the day is available here and timings are outlined below:

9.00am – 9.30am Registration

9.30am – 9.45am Welcomes and introduction

9.45am – 11.10am Opening Plenary

11.10am – 11.30am BREAK

11.30am – 12.45pm Session 1 – Morning

12.45pm – 2.15pm LUNCH (informal sessions will run 1.00pm-2.00pm)

2.15pm – 3.30pm Session 2 – Afternoon

3.30pm – 3.50pm BREAK

3.50pm – 4.50pm Closing Plenary

4.50pm – 5.00pm Wrap up and thank yous

5.00pm – 6.30pm Drinks

Our partners for International Translation Day 2016 are British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), Emerging Translators Network (ETN), Literature Across Frontiers (LAF), Translators Association (TA), Wales Literature Exchange, Words Without Borders and Writers’ Centre Norwich.

With support from The Booker Prize Foundation, ALCS, European Commission, Jan Michalski Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch).

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