The Banff International Literary Translation Centre hosts one translation student from each of the founding countries – Canada, Mexico, and the United States – and 15 literary translators, either from the Americas translating literature from anywhere in the world, or translators from anywhere in the world translating literature from the Americas.
The primary focus of the residency is to afford working and professional literary translators a period of uninterrrupted work on a current project.
Individual work sessions with the consulting trnslators serving in residence, as well as with the program director, are provided to participants. As part of the program participants give presentations of their work at meetings of the entire group hled thrice weekly, at which time broader issues in the practice of literary translation are also discussed. Those accepted also have the opportunity to request a one-week joint residency with the author they are translating.
The program is open to translators at various stages of their careers including emerging, and seasoned translators, as well as students.
Applications for the program that runs from 6-25 June 2016 must be received by 10 February 2016.
For more information on the program and the application procedure, please click here (https://www NULL.banffcentre NULL.ca/programs/banff-international-literary-translation-centre/).