Women in Translation

Women in Translation Month: A Reading and Discussion in Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This year, for the first time, the PEN America Translation Committee is holding a reading and discussion to mark Women in Translation Month, co-presented with WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn. The evening will showcase the work of authors and translators alike, while also shining a spotlight on gender disparity as a constraint on free expression.

As Jennifer Clement said, in 2015, when she became the first woman president of PEN International, “As a writer and activist I have advocated for those silenced by gender, race and class. Global gender censorship is escalating. It is time for PEN to lead in this area in a more visible way.”

The event stars:

Madhu Kaza, moderator; editor of Kitchen Table Translation

Bonnie Huie, translator, Notes of a Crocodile, by Qiu Miaojin

Elisabeth Jaquette, translator, The Queue, by Basma Abdel Aziz

Julia Sanches, translator, Now and at the Hour of Our Death, by Susana Moreira Marques

Full details and participant bios at PEN.