LitTransformer: Connecting... Online Event

Ruby Tyler
Thu 18 Jun, 2020

LitTransformer: Connecting... is an online talk on the 25th of June. It takes place in lieu of the exciting LitTransformer project which brings together literary translators of the UNESCO Cities network from around the globe.

2020 is a year of self-isolation and distancing from each other. Also, it’s a year when the second LitTransformer project should’ve taken place.

LitTransformer is an international translation workshop, which aim is to connect translators from UNESCO Cities of Literature for one common reason - to communicate and therefore to showcase each others culture and literature while, of course, translating each others literary pieces. Under the guidance of mentors, the participants of the workshop translate each other's works together trying to get into the essence of the literary work, and at the same time, exploring the essence of the language and culture of the translation partner.

This year's final workshop would have been completed by now, but because of the pandemic the dates of the project were changed and the call-outs postponed.

Nonetheless, it's still important to keep promoting the project’s idea and aims during these times. The project has such a great influence on the participants by enriching their practice and increasing their knowledge and network.

So, on the 25th of June, the LitTransformer team will be in conversation, live and online. The conversation will take place among the project idea creator from Iowa UNESCO City of Literautre, Aron Aji, curator from The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Irena Odrehivska, and former participants of the project, Roxana Doncu. Mattho Mandersloot, head of Lviv UNESCO City of Literature office, will moderate the conversation.

The project hopes to embody a bridge between four spaces, three time-zones and four languages.

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