Genre: Translation

Vashon Artist Residency

The Vashon Artist Residency offers two- and four-week residencies from January to November to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on Vashon Island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Residents are provided with a private room, a bathroom, and a shared kitchen, as well as access to a shared studio. Residents are responsible for travel and meal costs. The cost of the residency is determined on a sliding scale based on financial need; the full price is $1,875 for four weeks and $1,125 for two weeks.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
January 1, 2025
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
August 23, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 18, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Vashon Artist Residency, 23125 Kingsbury Road SW, Vashon, WA 98070. (206) 408-7099. Heather Dwyer, Executive Director.

Heather Dwyer
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Vashon
Contact State: 
WA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
98070
Country: 
US

Booker Prize Q&A With Jenny Erpenbeck and Michael Hofmann

Caption: 

In this short video about the novel Kairos (Granta Books, 2023), winner of the 2024 International Booker Prize, German author Jenny Erpenbeck speaks about the universality of themes of hope, decay, and disappointment in the story and translator Michael Hoffmann talks about maintaining the spirit of the text through translation.

An Evening With Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi

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In this video, South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon reads with her longtime translator Don Mee Choi, both sharing their work and speaking about their writing and collaboration with Susan Bernofsky, director of Literary Translation at Columbia University. Choi’s latest poetry collection, Mirror Nation (Wave Books, 2024), is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

 

Vermont Studio Center

The Vermont Studio Center (VSC) offers two-, three-, and four-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. VSC provides time and space to write, as well as readings, craft talks, and one-on-one consultations with invited visiting writers. Residents are provided with a private room, a private or shared bathroom, and access to a shared kitchen and communal spaces.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
June 18, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656. (802) 635-2727.

Contact City: 
Johnson
Contact State: 
VT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
05656
Country: 
US
Add Image: 
A large red building with a gray roof next to a river.

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

PEN America
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
August 1, 2024
Ten grants of $3,000 to $4,000 each are given annually to support the translation of book-length works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that have not previously appeared in English or have appeared only in an “outdated or otherwise flawed translation.” A separate grant of $5,000, called the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature, is also given to support the translation of a book of fiction or nonfiction from Italian into English. Manuscripts with up to two translators are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a translation sample of 8 to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a copy of the same passage in the original language, a biography and bibliography of the translated author, a project statement, and the curriculum vitae of the translator by June 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat for Women

The Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat for Women offers one-week residencies three times a year to twelve poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators who identify as women at McGee Island, a 110-acre private island located three miles east of Port Clyde, Maine. Residents are provided with lodging at a turn-of-the-century oceanfront summer cottage in single- or shared-occupancy rooms, three chef-prepared meals a day, transportation to and from the island, and the opportunity to participate in after-dinner readings and critiques and to wander trails, kayak, or enjoy a sauna.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
September 7, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
June 18, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Salty Quill Writers’ Retreat for Women, 11 Willow Street, Hull, MA 02045. Pamela Loring, Cofounder and Program Director.

Pamela Loring
Cofounder and Program Director
Contact City: 
McGee Island
Contact State: 
ME
Country: 
US

Sunlit Residency

Sunlit Residency offers weekly residencies of one to three weeks and monthly residencies of up to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators at the Sue-Je Lee Gage Residency for Human Rights and Social Justice in Ithaca, New York. The residency provides time and space to write. The faculty includes fiction writer Nick Kowalczyk and translator Annette H. Levine, both of who live on-site and are available to consult with residents by request. Residents are provided with a private bedroom and full kitchen as well as shared studio space.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
June 18, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
June 18, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 18, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Sunlit Residency, 232 Valley Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. (607) 229-2683. Annette Levine, Executive Director.

Annette Levine
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Ithaca
Contact State: 
NY
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
14850
Country: 
US

3 Body Problem

Caption: 

Watch the trailer for the television series adaptation of Liu Cixin’s acclaimed science fiction novel, The Three-Body Problem, translated from the Chinese by Ken Liu and published by Tor Books in 2014. Created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo and starring Jovan Adepo, Rosalind Chao, Jess Hong, and Benedict Wong, the Netflix series follows the life of an astrophysicist during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and her encounters with extraterrestrial life.

Spain-USA Foundation Translation Award

American Literary Translators Association
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
March 18, 2024
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a book of fiction or nonfiction written by an author of Spanish nationality and published in the previous year. Publishers or translators may submit a book translated from Basque, Catalan, Galician, or Spanish into English and published in the United States in 2023 by March 18. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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