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We run events, talks and workshops on all aspects of literary translation. Our events are open to the public and, unless stated otherwise, admission is free. Events are usually held at Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2 (two minutes' walk from Trinity's Lincoln Gate). Most of our events are either online or hybrid, so you can join from wherever you are in the world. If you would like to receive our newsletters and advance notice of our events, please complete the form at the bottom of this page, or email littrans@tcd.ie. We will not use your contact details for any other purpose.

Please note that we will be taking a break in December and January: our new events programme will be posted here early in 2023.

Friday, 2 December 2022
12-1pm (online)

2022 Taiwanese Poetry Translation

The winners of the 2022 Taiwanese Poetry Translation competition will join us for a discussion about their work.

Last summer, we held a translation competition for the poem 掠百年的埕過 [Through Centenary Square] by award-winning Taiwanese poet, Tēnn Sūn-tshong (鄭順聰). Translators were asked to render the poem from Taiwanese into English. A panel of judges, including poets, literary translators and language experts, assessed the submissions, and picked the three leading translations.

At this event, the three leading translators will discuss their approaches to translating the poem. We will start with a reading of the poem in Taiwanese by the poet. Members of the audience will be welcome to ask their own questions about the challenges and issues associated with translating this poem into English.This event will take place in English.

All are welcome and admission is free. Booking essential.

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