August 12: Two-Hour Intensive Translation Workshop with Margaret Jull Costa

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Scott Esposito

We at the Center are honored to offer Bay Area translation-lovers a chance to learn from one of the very best. On August 12, we'll be offering a workshop with Margaret Jull Costa.

In this one-time-only translation workshop you will learn from one of the legends of literary translation. Costa is the translator of Nobel laureate Jose Saramago, Javier Marias, Bernardo Atxaga, and many more. Get insight from the woman Harold Bloom raved,

Margaret Jull Costa's new translation of the masterpiece of Eca de Queiros, The Maias, is vastly more readable that the other version now available in English.

During a rare visit to the United States Costa will lead a two-hour class on the translation of a piece of Spanish-language writing. This hands-on workshop will include in-depth group discussion and direct practice with various strategies and craft considerations surrounding the art of translation. You will receive rare insight from one of translation's most lauded figures.

Apply for this workshop here.

WHERE: the offices of the Center for the Art of Translation, 582 Market St., Suite 700
WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Entrance into the workshop will be granted on an application basis. To apply, submit a two-page translation sample of fiction via our Submittable page.

Submissions will be judged by the staff of the Center for the Art of Translation. Applicants will be notified of our decision within two weeks. Once notified, your spot in the workshop will be held for three days before another applicant may be invited to attend in your place.

Applicants who are accepted and pay their registration fee by July 26 are offered a discounted admission of $75. To be considered for discounted admission we must receive your application no later than July 19.

All attendees who pay after July 26 must pay the full price of $100.

The workshop will be capped at 12 participants. First come, first served. You are encouraged to apply early.

Please note this is a Spanish translation workshop.

If you have questions, please contact:

Mark Hauber, Administrator