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Upcoming Events

We have an exciting programme of events lined up for the Autumn. If you are not already on our mailing list, please sign up below for advance notice of our events - or keep an eye on this website! 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 normally held at Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2 (two minutes' walk from Trinity's Lincoln Gate). However, all events will be held online until further notice.

Summer 2021

Poetry Translation Competition

In collaboration with the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland, we are hosting a poetry translation competition to celebrate the people, languages and poetic traditions of Taiwan and Ireland. Translators of the top three entries will be invited to a 'translation slam' at Trinity College in October 2021, date tbc. The deadline for entries is 29 August 2021.
Find out more about this exciting competition here.

30 September 2021

New Irish Writing in Translation

To celebrate International Translation Day, and in collaboration with EUNIC (EU National Institutes for Culture), we will be hosting one of Ireland's best-known writers and three of his translators for an evening discussing his work in translation. More details will be announced nearer the time!

International Translation Day is celebrated on the feast day of St. Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin and is considered the patron saint of translators. It is an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of translators, interpreters, terminologists and language professionals around the world.

October 2021

Who’s Afraid of Translator Studies? Call for Proposals

Our PhD candidates are organising a conference in May 2022 entitled ‘Who’s Afraid of Translator Studies? The Human Translator in Focus'. This conference will allow postgraduate and doctoral students, as well as those who have recently completed such studies, the opportunity to present their research and to network with their peers.
To find more about the conference, see the call for proposals here. The deadline for submission is Friday, 29 October 2021. You can contact the conference organisers directly at and follow them on Twitter @TCLCTPhDs

4-6 November 2021


Petra-E Literary Translation Studies Conference 2021

We will be hosting PETRA-E's forthcoming conference "Literary Translation Studies Today and Tomorrow" at Trinity College in November.

PETRA-E* is a network which aims to strengthen a European infrastructure for the education and training of literary translators. Members include Fondazione Unicampus San Pellegrino, KU Leuven, ELTE Hungary, Utrecht University, Taalunie, ELV, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, CEATL, British Centre for Literary Translation, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Pazmany Peter Catholic University Budapest, University of Salamanca, University of Vienna, Ghent University, Sorbonne Nouvelle, University of Belgrade, Wroclawski Unviersity, the University of Zadar and Trinity College Dublin.

More information about this conference will be posted here in the coming weeks.  

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