#WITMonth 2018: Events, Giveaways, Deals & More


August 2: English PEN

They write on twitter:


August 2: #WITMonth Open Mic, 7 p.m.

This is a space to read original translations of women poets, published or in progress, or a piece by a favorite poet. Organizers will limit selections to 3 minutes. Signup sheet will go up at 6:45pm.

August 16: “Get WiT Us! Women in Translation: A Reading and Discussion”

If you’re in Brooklyn mid-August, join Alex Zucker, Katrina Dodson, Allison Markin Powell, Tim Mohr, and Jenny Wang for the second annual WITMonth extravaganza. They write on their Facebook event page:

We are proud to host our second annual celebration of Women in Translation Month (#WiT), created by Meytal Radzinski of the blog Biblibio in 2014. The goals for 2018, Radzinski says, “remain simple: Read, review, and discuss books by women writers in translation! Support women writers in translation! Try to find solutions for the lack of women writers in translation!”

Many readers have little idea about how translators work and what role they play in the publishing and promotion of books. This evening, organized in collaboration with Jenny Wang Medina and Alex Zucker, features translators reading from works by women they translate, sharing from behind the scenes about what they bring to the books, and discussing with readers what else can be done to help end gender disparity.

August 17: Women in Translation Month Cocktail Hour

Save the date for a Women in Translation Month cocktail hour event at Book Culture on Columbus. I’ve been asked to read as part of this event, but don’t have any further details as of this writing.

August 23: A reading by members of Cedilla

Cedilla WiT reading featuring translators Heather Cleary, Allison Markin Powell, Alta Price, Julia Sanches, Jeremy Tiang, Marshall Yarborough, and Jeffrey Zuckerman. More information here. Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.


1) From the great feminist publisher Tilted Axis:


2) New Vessel Press is offering 40% of all its titles from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4. Visit the New Vessel website to select your books, and enter the discount code womenintranslation at checkout to take advantage of the discount.

3) Seven Stories Press is offering a 35% discount off seven of their latest titles by women authors from Aug. 1 through Aug. 8. See the Women in Translation page of the Seven Stories website for details and ordering information (and I’m told that a number of bookstores will be honoring the same discount in-store, just ask!).

4) Transit Books is offering 25% off all their books by women authors all month (use the discount code WIT). Visit the Women in Translation page on the Transit Books website for details.

5) Deep Vellum Books is offering 25% all their books by women authors all month (no code needed). Visit the Deep Vellum website for details.

6) Open Letter Books is offering a 40% discount. They write: “All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is use the code WIT2018 at checkout. Offer expires at midnight on August 31st, so get your books now!”

7) Catalyst Press says that: “All of our books are on sale this month (no promo code required), and we have a special Women’s Voices bundle featuring four books by women authors from South Africa, including Sacrificed by Chanette Paul (translated from Afrikaans by Elsa Silke), We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Ntshingila (she writes in isiZulu, too, and just completed the isiZulu translation of her book), Love Interrupted by Reneilwe Malatji, and a sneak preview of Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso. More info here: https://www.catalystpress.org/product/womens-voices-bundle/.”


And coming soon:

If you know of more, please let us know!