Literature Ireland

Literature Ireland Summer Translation Workshops

Literature Ireland Summer Translation Workshops for French, German, Italian and Spanish Translators of Irish Literature

Have you translated some Irish literature into your language in recent years? Would you now like to fine-tune your skills as a translator of Irish literature by working with expert tutors and practitioners?

Literature Ireland is pleased to announce its inaugural series of summer translation workshops. The workshops will be run remotely over Zoom in the week of 28 June–2 July 2021 and are open to literary translators and postgraduate students of literary translation.

In this first year of the programme, courses will be offered in four major European languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish. The workshops will offer 20 hours of intensive literary translation training by expert tutors and practitioners and will focus primarily on fiction, poetry and non-fiction. There will also be a programme of evening guest lectures and talks on contemporary Irish literature and culture.

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 per course. The subsidised cost of the programme is €175. Two funded places are offered on each course - should you wish to apply for one of these places, please indicate this in your letter of intention (see below). 

Faculty for the workshops is listed here.

There are a few places remaining on each course. Please send a CV and cover letter to no later than 5.30 p.m. (UTC +1) on Monday, 7 June 2021.

The decision of the course director, Sinéad Mac Aodha, and of the Board of Literature Ireland regarding the allocation of places will be final.

For further information please contact

Posted to on 28 Apr 2021.