Translators Lab (Tamil)

Tamil to English Track

Want to learn how to translate like a professional literary translator? Want to have your translation published? Join the Translators Lab, an innovative translation programme that combines both online and face-to-face classes.

Organised by The Select Centre in partnership with Writers’ Centre Norwich, the Translators Lab provides excellent tutelage in a supportive environment. Whether you are tackling literary translation for the first time, or you have already started but want extra guidance, this 8-week course is for you. It will run from 12 Sep – 2 Nov, 2015.

About the Lab

Through the course, participants will learn about the essentials of literary translation; how to examine a piece of literary work from a linguistic, cultural, historical and creative perspective; how to apply the tools of creative writing and editing in literary translation; and best practices in the translation industry.

We will have three language tracks: Translating Chinese, Malay, and Tamil to English. Each language track workshop will have a Singapore writer-in-residence, and will be led by an internationally renowned workshop leader/translator. The Tamil to English workshop leaders are:

Tamil to English, led by Lakshmi Holmstrom and Subashree Krishnaswamy

They will be translating the works of Singapore writer KTM Iqbal (his poems in Tamil) and Indian writer Dilip Kumar. Each language track workshop is limited to no more than 10 participants. Sign up for the Malay to English track here, or Chinese to English track here.

Programme Structure

The Translators Lab will run for eight weeks from 12 Sep – 2 Nov, 2015. There are three parts to the Lab:

One-day creative writing workshop in Singapore conducted by Singapore writer Felix Cheong (12 Sep);

Online course lasting seven weeks from 19 Sep – 24 Oct;

Three-day literary translation boot camp in Singapore from 31 Oct – 2 Nov.

Upon successful registration for the Lab, participants will receive log in details for the online course. After the boot camp, participants will present their final translations at the Singapore Translation Symposium on 3 Nov 2015.

The fees include tea breaks and lunch during the Creative Writing Workshop and three-day boot camp. Participants will also receive a complimentary pass to the Singapore Translation Symposium on 3 Nov 2015.

For more information, please visit www.selectcentre.org or email programmes@selectcentre.org

Venue Partner: SMU Wee Kim Wee Centre

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Sat Sep 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Standard $500.00
Students, senior citizens $350.00
Venue Address
Singapore Management University. Administration Building. Room 4.1 (level 4) Singapore
Nearest stop Bras Basah MRT station (Circle Line). The Admin Building is next to the NTUC Income Centre. Visit map here, http://www.smu.edu.sg/campus-map
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