A festival for literary translation
This year, A-festival 2017’s theme concentrates on translational and transnational issues in various contexts of expression: personal, experimental, feminine, (in)visible, and national.
Due to the constraints of cultural, social, and political frames, there are authors who take shelter in translation for survival and rebirth, there are authors who are limited in, cut off from, or blatantly denied a readership in their home language. For such cases, translation is vital to one’s livelihood directly, and by extension, a growing consciousness among the communities whose voices they touch.
Date: 15 October 2017
'ĂĂĂĂĂăăăă' (Part 2) - 7:30 PM - 11 PM
A poetry reading and performance night, open to a public audience. 100K entrance fee includes a delicious drink.
Date: 16 October 2017
Venue: The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
Panel discussions and workshops
- 10:30 AM - 12 PM: Panel 1 (Activity & receptivity in literary communities)
- 1:30 PM - 03 PM: Panel 2 (English is (not) my (mother) tongue)
- 3:30 PM - 05 PM: Workshop 1 - Street poetry
- 5:30 PM - 07 PM: Workshop 2 - Translation Lab
For more info, click here.