Each year the Translation Exchange supports a residency for a translator, or a partnership of a writer/poet and their translator, to spend some time in Oxford. The residency is an opportunity for the visitors to work and collaborate, but also to deliver masterclasses, workshops and talks, interacting with students and the public.
This year’s residents are the Canadian poet and translator Erín Moure (pictured above right) and the Galician poet Chus Pato (pictured above left). Moure will be at Queen’s from 3-16 November and Pato from 12-16 November 2019. Pato is one of the major Galician poets writing today, and Moure has translated several volumes of her poetry into English, including At the Limit (2018).
The event itinerary for the residency is as follows:
Monday 4 November, 12.45 – 2 pm: OCCT lunchtime Discussion Group with Erín Moure in Seminar Room 10, St Anne's College.
Thursday 7 November: Advanced translation masterclass with Erín Moure at Queen's College, welcoming undergraduate students of Advanced Translation.
Monday 11 November, 5.15 – 6.45 pm: Multilingual translation workshop with Erín Moure at Queen's College, in conjunction with Poets Translating Poets. All are welcome, please sign up here.
Thursday 14 November, 5.15 - 6.45 pm: Joint event at Queen's College with Erín Moure and Chus Pato, focusing on their collaborative work. Followed by drinks until 7.15 pm. All are welcome, tickets soon to be released!
For next year's residency, in spring 2020, we will welcome a Russian poet and translator to Oxford. This residency is in partnership with Pushkin House, the Russian cultural centre in London.