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New Dutch Writing Translation Workshops

Two translation workshops by leading translators from Dutch to English. Open to anyone with a sound knowledge of Dutch and native-speaker level English. Free to participate. 

Due to the popularity of our first and second series of translation workshops, New Dutch Writing is launching another two translation workshops as part of its campaign to promote Dutch literature in translation in the UK and to nurture the next generation of translators. Each two hour workshop will be led by a leading translator from Dutch to English and will focus on a 1-2 page literary text. Details of the workshops are:

  • Hester Velmans fiction workshop on 9 February from 5-7pm (Dutch time)
  • Anna Asbury & Laura Vroomen non fiction workshop on 9 March from 5-7pm (Dutch time). This workshop will also include a discussion on co-translations. 

Anyone with an interest in translation can take part in the workshop, whether you are a multilingual keen reader who has always wanted to have a go at literary translation, or a professional translator of any sort. All that is required is a sound knowledge of Dutch, native-speaker level English and a lot of enthusiasm! All workshops are free to participants and will take place online. 

Please email Rachel Toogood, Producer for New Dutch Writing at NewDutchWriting2020@gmail.com by Monday 4 January 2021, with your details, a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to take part in the workshop and whether you would prefer to take part in the fiction or non-fiction workshop.

The series of translation workshops is part of New Dutch Writing, a campaign funded and organised by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. For more information see https://www.newdutchwriting.co.uk


translation / fiction / non-fiction

9 Mar