International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School, 20 – 24 July 2020. Delivered by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with the National Centre for Writing.
COVID-19 UPDATE – Although we have made the decision that we cannot run a physical Summer School this year, we are currently looking into whether we are able to run the 2020 BCLT Summer School as an online event! Therefore we are extending our application deadline to Monday 11th May 2020.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 SUMMER SCHOOL. Visit our ‘How to apply’ page to find out more.
The annual BCLT Summer School brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. For most language-specific workshops, groups have the unique opportunity to work on a collaborative translation with both the author in residence and the workshop leader. For translators working from any other languages there are two multilingual workshops, one for prose and one for theatre. These are designed for translators working from any language into English.
All workshops are designed to encourage collaboration and peer learning in a small group setting (maximum of 10 translators in a group).
During the week, the workshops are complemented by creative writing workshops for all participants and also plenary sessions, such as publishing panels and lectures. Further details on the languages on offer can be found on our Programme page plus details of workshop leaders and authors attending the 2020 Summer School can be found here.
If an online Summer School goes ahead the fees will be as follows:
2020 Package – £250 including all tuition in groups of up to 10 translators – Literary Translation workshops, readings, creative writing workshops, plenary sessions and social events.
Photo of Pascale Kramer by David-Ignaszewski-Koboy