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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.


November 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lewis H. Latimer House
34-41 137th Street
Flushing, NY 11354 United States
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