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New Dutch Writing Translating Workshops

Three literary 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 previous series of translation workshops, New Dutch Writing is launching another three online 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 or poem. Details of the workshops are:

  • David Colmer children's literature workshop on Tuesday 18 October from 5-7pm (Dutch time) / 4-6pm (UK time)
  • Hester Velmans fiction workshop on Tuesday 15 November from 5-7pm (Dutch time) / 4-6pm (UK time)
  • Liz Waters non fiction workshop on Wednesday 14 December from 5-7pm (Dutch time) / 4-6pm (UK time)

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 Wednesday 31 August 2022, with your details, a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to take part in the workshop and which workshop you would prefer to take part in. Please note that if the workshops are over-subscribed, priority will be given to people who have not taken part in a workshop before. 

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 / children's books / fiction / non-fiction

18 October