--Happy Hour and P&P reading: Wednesday, September 5, DC-ALT member Lara Vergnaud will discuss and sign copies of Ahmed Bouanani’s The Hospital at Politics and Prose, Union Market (1270 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC). (DC author Sam Munson will also read from his new novel, Dog Symphony.) Details about the reading here.
Prior to the event, join us for a happy hour 6:00 pm-7:00 pm! We will gather at Bidwell Restaurant in Union Market, right around the corner from Politics & Prose (happy hour menu here). If you're not familiar with it, Union Market is a fabulous space, and worth checking out along with the new P&P!
--Translation Open Mic: On Friday, September 28, at Montgomery College, DC-ALT will host the annual “Translatable” Open Mic. Bring your work, and come read! Event to be mc’d by Yvette Neisser and Indran Amirthanayagam.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for mingling, refreshments, & Open Mic sign-up.
Open Mic from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Montgomery College, Cafritz Arts Center, Room CF 101, 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
--Open Translation Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2:00pm, at Eastern Village, 7981 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. All are welcome to bring a work of translation in progress (poem or short prose) for discussion.
--NEW: Translation Salon!: Two grand masters: Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin, Saturday October 27. 6.30 pm. Salgado Maranhão was born in the impoverished interior of Maranhão, in the northeast of Brazil, where he lived with his mother as an illiterate field worker till the age of fifteen. From these humble beginnings, he has risen to a position as one of the leading poets of his country and probably the leading voice representing the Afro-Brazilian experience.
Alexis Levitin's translations has translated 41 books, mostly of poetry from Portugal, Brazil, and Ecuador. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships and is currently on the roster for the Fulbright International Specialist Program.
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-Reports from the ALTA conference: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2:00pm, at Eastern Village, 7981 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. Can’t make it to the American Literary Translators Association conference this fall? No worries! DC-ALT members who are able to attend will share thoughts and readouts, and lead a discussion of the events.