Events

Two Voices
  • May 23, 2020 | 7:00pm

    Jazmina Barrera and Philip Hoare: Lighthouses and the Sea

    Virtual Event

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Pt. Reyes Books and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association to celebrate the publication of Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses. Jazmina will be joined by Philip Hoare and Stephen Sparks for a conversation about lighthouses, the ocean, and our relationship with peril and safeguarding at the edge of the sea.

  • May 21, 2020 | 7:00pm

    That We May Live: Dorothy Tse and Natascha Bruce in conversation

    Virtual Event

    Surreal stories for a surreal time. Hong Kong surrealist writer Dorothy Tse and translator Natascha Bruce join Calico editor Sarah Coolidge to talk about That We May Live. 

  • May 12, 2020 | 5:00pm

    On Lighthouses: Jazmina Barrera in Conversation with Eula Biss

    Virtual Event

    Join Pilsen Community Books and Two Lines Press for an event with Jazmina Barrera and Eula Biss in celebration of Barrera’s new book On Lighthouses, out this May from Two Lines Press!

  • April 23, 2020 | 6:00pm

    Lake Like a Mirror at The Ruby SF: Ho Sok Fong and Natascha Bruce in conversation with Meng Jin

    The Ruby SF | San Francisco, CA

    This event has been canceled.

  • April 20, 2020 | 6:00pm

    Our Brilliant Friends: After Dinner Book Club and Watch Party

    Virtual Event

    An exclusive reading from Elena Ferrante’s new novel will be followed by a conversation between three renowned translators, Jennifer Croft, Sam Bett, and Ann Goldstein, and the Comma Queen, Mary Norris, moderated by Michael Reynolds of Europa Editions.

  • April 2, 2020 | 7:00pm

    Cowboy & Other Poems: Alejandro Albarrán Polanco and Rachel Galvin

    Alley Cats Bookstore & Gallery | 3036 24th Street | San Francisco, CA

    This event has been canceled.

  • March 26, 2020 | 7:00pm

    Geometry of Shadows: Stefania Heim on Giorgio de Chirico

    The Drawing Room Annex | 2675 Mission Street | San Francisco, California

    This event has been canceled.

  • March 12, 2020 | 7:00pm

    Calico Launch Party

    Churchill’s The Office | 194 Church Street | San Francisco, California

    In March 2020, Two Lines Press will launch a new book series dedicated to capturing vanguard works of translated literature—curated around a particular theme, region, language, historical moment, or style—in vibrant, collectible editions.

    We’re calling it Calico. 

    Join us for a Calico celebration at Churchill’s The Office!

  • March 7, 2020 | 3:20pm

    Carrying Pollen from Exile to Exile: International Journals and Translation (AWP 2020)

    Room 210B | Henry B. González Convention Center | San Antonio, Texas

    Editors, including our very own Sarah Coolidge, consider the role of translation and the literary communities curated through international journals in an age of massive displacement of populations.
  • March 7, 2020 | 10:35am

    Try This, You Might Like It: A First Taste of Translation (AWP 2020)

    Room 206B | Henry B. González Convention Center | San Antonio, Texas

    If you’re getting into translation—whether as a reader, writer, editor, or publisher—this panel will offer suggestions about where to start.

  • March 4, 2020 - March 7, 2020

    TLP @ AWP 2020

    San Antonio, Texas

    Hey y’all! Two Lines Press is headed to San Antonio for AWP 2020. Here’s where you can find us:

  • February 13, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    b, Book, and Me Happy Hour

    DaDa Bar | 65 Post Street | San Francisco, California

    Join us after work to raise a glass to Two Lines latest from Kim Sagwa, b, Book, and Me, translated by Sunhee Jeong.

  • November 20, 2019 | 7:00pm

    Raquel Salas Rivera and Carina del Valle Schorske

    Alley Cat Books & Gallery | 3036 24th Street | San Francisco, CA

    Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and writer and translator Carina del Valle Schorske discuss Latinx poetics and what it means to be a Puerto Rican poet and translator after Hurricane María and the Puerto Rico protests.

  • November 14, 2019 | 7:30pm

    The Mutations: Jorge Comensal and Charlotte Whittle

    The Laundry | 3359 26th Street | San Francisco, California

    Mexican writer Jorge Comensal and translator Charlotte Whittle discuss The Mutations with Julia Sanches.

  • November 9, 2019 | 9:00am - 6:00pm

    TLP @ the Portland Book Festival

    Portland Art Museum | Portland, Oregon

    Join Two Lines Press and readers of all ages for the largest celebration of books and writing in the Pacific Northwest.

  • October 12, 2019 | 1:30pm

    Passports to the World: The Center at Litquake

    Hotel Emblem  |  562 Sutter St.  |  San Francisco, California

    Center Founder and translator Olivia Sears moderates a conversation about translation with three leading Bay Area translators.

  • October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

    Litquake 2019: Words Around the World

    San Francisco, California

    For the 4th year in a row we’re sponsoring an entire weekend of international events at the 2019 Litquake literary festival in San Francisco!

  • October 3, 2019 | 7:30pm

    The Future of Translation with Çedilla & Co.

    Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, California

    Five members of Çedilla & Co., a collective of literary translators representing a wide range of writers, languages, and presses, join us to talk about the future of translation and share a little about their current projects.

  • September 25, 2019

    Third Annual Day of Translation Co-presented with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center

    Fenwick Library | George Mason University | 4400 University Drive | Fairfax, Virginia

    Join us for our third annual Day of Translation co-presented with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. All panels and events will take place on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia.

  • September 22, 2019 | 5:00pm

    Igiaba Scego at the Brooklyn Book Festival

    Borough Hall Media Room | 209 Joralemon Street | Brooklyn, NY

    Italian author, journalist, researcher, and activist, Igiaba Scego, talks about her novel Beyond Babylon, translated by Aaron Robertson, at the Brooklyn Book Festival.