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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
3M: Do I Need to Explain That? On Cultural & Linguistic Translation
Limited Capacity seats available

As writers of color, how much might we feel the urge to "translate" references we make in our fiction and nonfiction to audiences who may not understand them? How might we navigate these choices on the page, and what are there implications? Come for a lively Q&A with Jennifer De Leon and Celeste Ng on these ideas; we won't settle on any "right" answer, but we aim to leave with clearer ideas of the options before us!

Moderators
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Sonya Larson

sonya@grubstreet.org, Assistant Director
Sonya Larson's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, the American Literary Review, Poets & Writers, The Writer's Chronicle, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Del Sol Review, The Red Mountain... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer De Leon

Author, WISE LATINAS
Jennifer De Leon is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). A current City of Boston Artist-in-Residence, De Leon was also named the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence by the Associates of the Boston Public Library where she worked on her Young Adult novel, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From. Her short story... Read More →
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Celeste Ng

Author, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU
Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Press), which was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book for 2014, and Amazon's #1 Best Book of the Year 2014. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. Celeste attended Harvard University and earned a MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Cambridge Room

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