On Typewriters & Translation

Melbourne is playing host to two literary festivals with a difference over the next few days. The Sticky Institute’s I am Typewriter festival will be “investigating the love affair between zine and machine” until February 13 - and who doesn’t love the click and zing of a typewriter? It’s the surest way to beat writer’s block. The festival will culminate with the centrepiece event, the Sticky Institute’s annual zine fair, taking place on Saturday week, February 12, from 1pm to 6pm. Programme details here.

Meanwhile, AALITRA, or the Australian Assocation for Literary Translation, is putting on Translated!: An Interactive Festival of Literary Translation. Our favourite event is ‘The Writer as Translator: The art of self-translation’ on February 9 - this event’s panel includes poet and translator Ouyang Yu. The festival runs from February 7 to 12.

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