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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Found in Translation: Writing Across Borders - Remote!

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

In Found in Translation, we read poetry, creative nonfiction pieces, and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, and intentionally code-switch. We then respond creatively to these readings by stretching the contours of our writing practice, and experiment with English and every other language we feel drawn to.

This workshop takes seriously the original meaning of the prefix "trans"= "across", and use it as an impetus to create new writing at the intersections of more than one literary genre, language, geography and ethnic/cultural identity.

Ultimately we will explore and use whatever we will “find” in moments of “mistranslation” between native and adopted languages, rooted and grafted homes.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!