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Upcoming Events

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), and occasionally at larger venues on campus. Most of our events are run in hybrid format, so you can join from wherever you are in the world. If you would like to receive advance notice of these 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.

New! Translation Masterclass Series
February & March 2024

This Spring, we are hosting a series of literary translation masterclasses. Each masterclass will take place here here at the Centre, as a hands-on experience where participants work together to get to grips with the translation of a particular form of literature. These masterclasses are perfect for practicing translators and other linguists who would like to develop their skills in translating specific literary forms.

For more information and booking details, please click on the links below:
6pm, Tuesday 12 March: Short Stories with Gaia Baldassarri
6pm, Tuesday, 26 March: Lyric Poetry with Paul Muldoon

Classes held earlier in the series include:
Tuesday 6 February: Lyric Poetry with Paul Muldoon
Tuesday 27 February: Sonnets and Octaves with Professor Corinna Salvadori Lonergan

Dante Reading Group, 12-2pm
12-2pm, Thursday 14 March 2024


A collaborative reading of Dante Alighieri’s epic Divine Comedy over the course of the 2023–24 academic year. No prior knowledge of Dante or Italian is required. This Reading Group is led by Emeritus Fellow Corinna Salvadori Lonergan, assisted by John Walsh, IRC Government of Ireland Scholar (Comparative Literature). The Reading Group will meet fortnightly from 21 September 2023 to read the Inferno; and again from 8 February 2024 to read Purgatorio and Paradiso. Our final meetings this term take place on 14th March (Purgatorio); 28th March and 11th April (Paradiso). Readers are welcome to join for individual sections and are not required to attend every week, but registration is essential. Click here for more information and to book.

Book Club:The Living and the Rest
6:30-7:30pm, Tuesday 19 March 2024 (online)

Our book club will meet to discuss The Living and the Rest by Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa, in a translation from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn. The book is available from good bookshops and public libraries in Ireland. Book your place here.

Murakami Book Club
11am, Wednesday, 20 March 2024 (online)


Our Murakami book club, hosted by Dr Motoko Akashi, will meet to discuss Sputnik Sweetheart. Book your place here.

Polish Book Club
6:30pm, Wednesday, 20 March 2024 (hybrid)


Our Polish book club is hosted by Krzysztof Rowiński, Thomas Brown Assistant Professor in Polish Studies at Trinity College. Books are read in translation and no knowledge of Polish is required. This month's book is Watercolours ('Farby wodne') by Lidia Ostałowska, translated into English by Sean Bye. More information and booking here.

29-30 May 2024: International Conference
'What we talk about when we talk about Haruki Murakami's translators: their roles and significance'

This conference will take place at Waseda University Tokyo (29th May) and at Trinity College Dublin on 30th May. You will find the full programme details at this link. To register for the conference at Trinity College on Thursday, 30 May, please click here.

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