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November 2018

Feedback Loop: Translator-Writer-Translator

November 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN United States + Google Map

Translation, scholarship, and original writing can function as reciprocal props, platforms, and opportunities for performance. Panelists will talk about the myriad paths they’ve traveled, as their translation work has led them to write biographies, literary and cultural studies, memoirs, poems, and fictions (in which translators may be starring characters!). This will be a discussion about working lives, works in-progress, and the shifting literary precincts we call “home.” Moderator: Marguerite Feitlowitz Participants: Esther Allen Aaron Coleman Katrina Dodson Stefania Heim Bruna…

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Translating the Local / Le local en traducción: An afternoon avec Esther Allen

November 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concordia University, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve West, Room LB 619
Montreal, Canada
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With Hugh Hazelton, Benoit Léger, Danièle Marcoux, Mary di Michèle, Sherry Simon and Judith Woodsworth  

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January 2019

Sugar Cigars and Revolution: A Conversation with Lisandro Pérez

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cullman Center, New York Public Library, Margaret Lieber Bergman Forum, 42nd St. & 5th Ave.
New York, NY United States
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Lisandro Pérez and Esther Allen talk about Pérez's recent book, Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York. A hundred years before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cubans were settling in New York City in what became the largest community of Latin Americans in the 19th-Century Northeast United States. Pérez traces the formation of this community and how it was shaped both by the sugar trade and the struggle for independence from Spain. 

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February 2019

The Perils of Polyglossia

February 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Alabama, Hotel Capstone, 320 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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Keynote, University of Alabama Languages Conference, February 8-9, 2019.

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March 2019

An Evening with Translators Esther Allen & Sergio Waisman

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Solid State Books, 600 H Street NE
Washington, DC United States
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April 2019

Translation is Activism: Michael Henry Heim’s Defense of the Humanities

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard, Room 133, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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May 2019

Resonances: Writers on the Classics (PEN World Voices Festival)

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mishkin Gallery, 135 E. 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Many authors draw on stories from the past in order to write about the present. Join acclaimed writers Niviaq Korneliussen, Bridgett M. Davis, Gabrielle Bell, and Willivaldo Delgadillo as they read their own words and share the works of the literary giants on whose shoulders they stand. This evening will be moderated by writer and translator Esther Allen. Presented in partnership with Baruch College’s Great Works of Literature and Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Programs

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