Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Translating/writing workshop, New York State

Dear all,
I have just heard about a very interesting-looking event called 'Translate in the Catskills', run by the American Translators' Association. See http://translateinthecatskills.wordpress.com/program/. The workshop runs French to English and English to French. I am acquainted with one of the workshop leaders, who is an excellent translator and workshopper, and it looks like a really enjoyable event for those of you within hailing distance of the Catskills!

Writing skills really are fundamental to translation - which neatly brings me to the topic of this autumn's Portsmouth translation conference, The Translator as Writer, on 7 November in Portsmouth. For the first time, and in response to feedback from previous years, the programme will feature hands-on writing workshops with experienced translators in a range of languages and text types. If you can't get to the Catskills, how about Hampshire? We hope to see many of you there.

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