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Fall 2020 Event Preview

September is National Translation Month, and what better way to wrap up a long hot summer than with a preview of fall virtual events with authors and translators?

photo from 2019 author translator event

All events are virtual, which means that you can tune in from anywhere in the world! Grab a snack and your beverage of choice and enjoy a unique opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from authors and translators.

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September 15 | Home: New Arabic Poems

Home: New Arabic Poems collects work from nine poets from eight different countries, including Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, and Iraq.

Celebrate the publication of Home as part of Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Literature Series.  Editor Sarah Coolidge will moderate a virtual reading and conversation with translators Hodna NuernbergRawad Wehbe, and Robyn Creswell

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September 17 | That Time of Year with translator Jordan Stump and bestselling author Imani Perry

That Time of Year follows Herman as he navigates the end of tourist season in search of his missing wife and child–a potent and heady tale from one of our greatest writers. 

Join bestselling author and Marie NDiaye fan Imani Perry in conversation with translator Jordan Stump! Hosted by Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore. Register and support the bookstore by ordering the book while you’re there.

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September 22 | Stone-Garland: Poets from the Greek lyric tradition

Poet, essayist, and translator Dan Beachy-Quick joins us Poet, essayist, and translator Dan Beachy-Quick presents his new translation of ancient Greek poetry, Stone-Garland with Point Reyes Books owner Stephen Sparks.

Co-hosted by Point Reyes Books. Register and get your copy of the book on the store’s website.

lighthouse photo with cover of On Lighthouses

October 6 | On Lighthouses: a conversation with author Jazmina Barrera and lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman

Two Lines Press has partnered with Boston Harbor Now for a conversation on lighthouses and harboring with On Lighthouses author Jazmina Barrera and Sally Snowman, the 70th lighthouse keeper of the Boston Light and the first woman to hold the position.

Register here and order your copy of On Lighthouses from our Boston-area indie partner Brookline Booksmith.

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October 15 | Lighthouses and the Act of Belonging: A Conversation with Jazmina Barrera

2013 Latin American Voices prize winner and Two Lines Press author Jazmina Barrera returns with her latest book, On Lighthouses, a critical and imaginative study of lighthouses around the world and their meaning to us as individuals.

Co-sponsored by the Cheuse Center and part of Fall For the Book, an independent non-profit literary arts organization based at George Mason University that promotes reading with year-round events and activities. Register here.