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Bridges Between Books: A Translation Workshop 📚

February 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

A Literary Translation Workshop led by / un atelier de traduction littéraire animé par

Simon Brown & Jo-Anne Elder

Bridges Between Books. A literary translation workshop led by Simon Brown and Jo-Anne Elder. February 16, Fredericton NB, 4-9pm, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, $25, includes light supper. Register info@wordfeast.ca

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4 to 9 pm, at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre

How do literary translators work with poetry or fiction? Is it even possible to recreate an image or a metaphor, maintain a rhythm, or do justice to regional expressions in another language? Join literary translators Simon Brown and Jo-Anne Elder on February 16 to learn more about the literary worlds of Acadie and to translate writing by Jean Babineau, Herménégilde Chiasson, Dyane Léger, and writers from Ancrages. Whether you are a language student, enjoy reading books in other languages, or are bilingual or multilingual, the Bridges between Books workshop is an opportunity to experiment with words and forms and to help build bridges between cultures.

This workshop focuses on French to English translation and takes place on February 16 from 4 to 9 pm in the Community Room at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. An English-French workshop, De la plume au micro, will be held in Moncton on February 11 and 12. Both are offered in partnership with the Frye Festival, The Fiddlehead, Ancrages, LTAC, Fredericton Public Library, and Théâtre l’Escaouette.

Registration: $25, includes light supper. Participants register in advance at info@wordfeast.ca. Fees may be paid by EFT to the same email or by arrangement. Scholarships are available. This workshop will be conducted in English. Participants should have a reading knowledge of French and a good level of reading, writing, and speaking skills in English. A knowledge of another source or target language is welcome. Bring your laptop, assistive devices, or print dictionaries and thesaurus if you prefer. A source text in French by an Acadian writer will be sent when you register, so you can prepare ahead of time if you wish. Other materials will be provided to participants at the workshop.

We ask workshop participants to mask and distance. The building is accessible; please let us know how we can meet your individual needs.

Individual or small group follow-up sessions will be scheduled after the workshop. Participants will also be invited to meet the invited authors and take part in the Many Voices / Multiples voix reading on February 24.

For more information or to register, write to info@wordfeast.ca

732 Charlotte Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5 Canada
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