Sunday 22 July to  Friday 27 July*

The programme will include workshops translating from French, German, Japanese and Spanish into English. For the first time we will also be offering workshops translating from Norwegian into English and from Dutch into English.

Further programme information will be added as details are confirmed so please sign up for our e-newsletter or check the programme section for the latest updates.

Apply for a place on Summer School 2012

If you translate from a language not on offer at this year’s summer school  then why not apply for our new literary translation course in partnership with Arvon?  Join Michael Henry Heim, Sasha Dugdale and guest Anthea Bell at Lumb Bank in August.

Download the Summer School timetable (PDF file) (document updated 20/02/12)

In each workshop, participants work with a writer-in-residence under the guidance of a workshop leader, who is an experienced literary translator. There will also be opportunities to meet editors and other guests from the publishing sector. Sessions run from 9.00 – 4.30pm each  day and are followed by plenary events and panel discussions, including the presentation of the 2012 John Dryden Translation Prizes. At the end of the week everyone comes together to present their work.

*Please note change of date

Programme updates will be posted here as details are confirmed.  Keep checking for the latest information or sign up for our regular e-newsletter.

Dutch – English
Writer: Gustaaf Peek
Workshop leader: David Colmer

French – English
Writer: Martin Page
Workshop leader: Adriana Hunter

German – English
Writer: Nino Haratischwili
Workshop leader: Katy Derbyshire

Japanese – English
Writer: Furukawa Hideo
Workshop leader: Michael Emmerich

Norwegian – English
Writer: Kjersti Skomsvold
Workshop leader: Kari Dickson

Spanish – English 
Writer: Daniel Gascón
Workshop leader: Anne McLean

Keynote Lecture

Tuesday 24 July at 5pm
Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

The keynote lecture will be given by Japanese workshop leader and translator, Michael Emmerich. This is a public event and everyone is welcome