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Pen America: Women in Translation Reading Series 2023

Thursday, August 03, 2023
Event Time 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. PT
Cost Free
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This August we once again celebrate Women in Translation (#WiT) Month! This reading series was initiated by blogger Meytal Radzinski in 2014 to raise awareness of translated literature by women, queer, and nonbinary authors, and promote gender and cultural diversity in literary publishing. This year, our free, virtual reading series gathers voices from across time zones for an international celebration!

Organized under the support of the PEN America Translation Committee, these events bring together three panels of translators, joined by their authors, working in a diversity of languages. The readings will be followed by brief Q&A discussions. We hope you’ll join us for these one-of-a-kind bilingual readings!

The Women in Translation Reading Series will take place on Zoom on August 3, 17, and 31, 2023. The conversations will be moderated by Nancy Naomi Carlson, Esperanza Hope Snyder, and Katherine E. Young.

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