American Literary Translators Association Conference

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Tucson, AZ, United States
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The 44th annual American Literary Translators Association Conference was held online and in person throughout the months of September, October, and November. Programming included online pitch sessions from September 8 to September 24 and online multilingual translation workshops from October 3 to October 10; the event culminated in an online conference from October 15 through October 17 and an in-person conference from November 11 to November 13 at the Tucson Marriott University Park in Tucson. The virtual conference featured seminars, roundtables, readings, caucuses for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ translators, and an awards ceremony. The in-person conference featured a keynote address, seminars, roundtables, a theater production of a translated play, and opportunities to connect with editors and translators. The 2021 theme was “Inflection Points.” The faculty included translators Kareem James Abu-Zeid, Susan Bernofsky, and Jennifer Croft. The keynote address was delivered by Ofelia Zepeda. The cost of general registration for the online conference is $50 or $75 without a workshop. The cost of registration for the online conference, one translation workshop, and two pitch sessions was $125 or $200. The cost of the in-person conference was $50 or $175. The deadline for registration for workshops and pitch sessions was August 31. The deadline for registration for the in-person conference was October 18. Registration for the online conference was rolling. Some virtual events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Kelsi Vanada, program manager, at or (520) 621-1757 for information about accessibility.

Contact Information

American Literary Translators Association Conference, American Literary Translators Association, University of Arizona, Esquire Building #205, 1230 North Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721. Elisabeth Jaquette, Executive Director.