The British Council in collaboration with Oxford University Press have announced a literary translation workshop from 13 to 17 October, to develop skills of understanding and enhance reading and understanding skills. The literary translation workshop is held in partnership with the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT) which holds a literary workshop summer school every year at the University of East Anglia.
The workshop will offer the opportunity to develop the understanding of literature in both English and Urdu and comprehend the true meaning and intentions of the authors script. Techniques for properly translating the literature and conveying the correct meaning in the target language will also be taught. The workshop will use the works of Sunjeev Sahota in English for translating to Urdu and the works of Azra Abbas will be translated into English in parallel workshops.
Candidates from all over Pakistan are invite to apply for the workshop and especially those with a professional interest in literary translation. The workshops will be of increased benefit for people related to translating academics or translators looking to better their careers.
Candidates wishing to apply can download the application form from the British Council website and email the completed form to email@example.com by 22 September latest. Successful applicants will receive notification by 26 September.