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Literary Translation Summer School, 5–8 July 2021, UK

Publish Date: Dec 20, 2020

Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

Event Dates: from Jun 05, 2021 12:00 to Jun 08, 2021 12:00

There will be three full days of translation workshops, and day four will be devoted to professional and networking sessions and includes discussion panels with editors and publishers and a practical talk on how to write a reader’s report. A highlight will be a presentation of Comma Press’s translation book list and business model, together with a translation competition offer. The winning entrant(s) will be offered a publication opportunity with Comma. 

We are delighted that the keynote lecture will be given by renowned poet and translator George Szirtes on ‘The Poet as Translator of Poetry and Fiction: or How to Mind One’s Own and Other People’s Business’, with respondent Amanda Hopkinson.

For details of all events and timings, please see the provisional programme. 


Since the workshops are all into English, it is essential that all applicants to the course have excellent command of English (mother-tongue level or language of habitual use) and superior proficiency in their source language.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

Groups will be limited to a maximum of 10 students.


Two full scholarships are available for the Bristol Translates Summer School, which will cover the full cost of fees on the programme (£285).

To be eligible for the Bristol Translates Summer School scholarship, you must:

  • Be either a refugee/asylum seeker or a person on low-income (less than GBP 17,040 gross)
  • Have applied (by 31 March 2021) for a place on the Bristol Translates Summer School
  • Be a resident in the UK

To ensure fair distribution of the available funding, applications will be assessed by a panel including the two Directors of the Bristol Translates Summer School and the Academic Lead.

Information provided in the Applicant’s personal statement will be used to select recipients of the scholarship. The decision will be based on evidence of:

  • The Applicant’s motivation and commitment
  • The anticipated benefits to the Applicant of participating in the Summer School
  • The Applicant’s intentions and plans for a career in translation

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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