Banff Translation Residency 2011 Call for Applicants

Dear friends,

Hugh Hazelton and Katherine Silver, the incoming directors of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, have asked me to forward the call for applications for this year’s residency program (below). This year’s program dates are June 6-26.

There is exciting news from BILTC. Students of translation at all American universities are now welcome to apply, and no commitment of funds is required from the university. Banff will also be able to cover student airfare. The application process is the same for student applicants as for others, but students should be sure to write STUDENT in large block letters at the top of their applications.

We are also excited that the extraordinary poet and translator Anne Carson has accepted BILTC’s invitation to spend the last week of this year’s residency at Banff.

All of us on the BILTC Advisory Board send warmest thanks for circulating this information to any and all student translators and practicing translators you know of who may be interested.


The Banff International Literary Translation Centre is a three-week residency program offering literary translators an opportunity to focus on a current project, consult with experienced translators, network with colleagues in an international literary forum and, in some cases, spend time with the writer whose work they are translating. Fine out more here.

About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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