Translation is one of the most wonderful activities in the world. Bristol Translates tutors are some of the leading translators in their respective language pairs. Apply now to take part in this year’s summer school and benefit from our early-bird discount!

Aimed at practising translators at any stage of their career and at language enthusiasts who want to explore the world of literary translation, Bristol Translates offers the opportunity to work with leading professional translators to translate texts across the literary genres into English. 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, the 2021 course will be entirely online, comprising morning and afternoon workshops using a variety of texts including fiction and non-fiction. 

There will be three full days of translation workshops, and day four will be devoted to professional and networking sessions and includes discussion panels with editors and publishers and a practical talk on how to write a reader’s report. A highlight will be a presentation of Comma Press’s translation book list and business model, together with a translation competition offer. The winning entrant(s) will be offered a publication opportunity with Comma. 

We are delighted that the keynote lecture will be given by renowned poet and translator George Szirtes on ‘The Poet as Translator of Poetry and Fiction: or How to Mind One’s Own and Other People’s Business’, with respondent Amanda Hopkinson.

Two full scholarships are available for the Bristol Translates Summer School, which will cover the full cost of fees on the programme.

Find out more here.