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Found in Translation at The Lewis H. Latimer House
November 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Found in Translation brings together 3 published translators: Margaret Carson, Chia-Lun Chang, and Kyoo Lee, working in the 3 most common non-English languages spoken in Flushing—Spanish, Chinese, and Korean—to lead a workshop on the poetry translation process with the public, facilitated by poet and essayist Richard Newman.
Participants will NOT need to know the original language. We will use the information provided by the translators to make a version that stands on its own as a poem in English. In this way, participants will confront the cultural, aesthetic, and ethical questions that translators face when bringing the literature of one language into another. A facilitated discussion will follow the group workshop.
This event celebrates the diverse cultures in Queens and the fact that Lewis H. Latimer taught immigrants ESL classes at the Henry Street Settlement during his retirement. It is co-sponsored by First Tuesdays Reading Series and Newtown Literary. To register click here.