Introduction to Translation

Edwige-Renée Dro


Date: Saturday, 11th June 2022
Time: 2PM GMT
Duration: 2 hours (with time for Q&A)
Class size: 20 max

This masterclass will take place online via Zoom and is open to students from anywhere.

Translation allows us to enjoy literature that has been written in a different language. Translation is in itself an act of writing as you get to recreate a text from scratch. In this class you will be shown how to harness your love for language and taught how to capture the sensibilities in a text through translation.

The masterclass will be taught by Edwige-Renée Dro, who is an experienced writer and translator working with English and French. In this masterclass, you will get an introduction to what it takes to make a good literary translation. In addition to elements of how to translate, the masterclass will focus on literary translation as activism –  why translate/motivations, etc.

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The Deshawn McKinney Scholarship

We also have THREE scholarships available from Deshawn McKinney for this masterclass. To apply for this scholarship, please send an email to with a 200-word extract of your writing (a translation is preferred but not compulsory). If selected, your attendance fee for this masterclass will be covered.

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