[Read! Fest 2019] The Story of Translation and Me 我和翻译的故事

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Tweens, Teens, Adults, 50 and above, Parent - Child, Educators/Parents
  • Category: Read
Availability: 56
Sat, 6 Jul, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)


Programme 1 & 2

1 Harbourfront Walk #03-05

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Tweens, Teens, Adults, 50 and above, Parent - Child, Educators/Parents

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This year, the sixth instalment of Read! Fest is anchored on the theme of Voyage. Book a trip with us and discover alternative forms of reading at Read! Fest 2019 programmes as we journey through space and time, only from 22 June – 28 July.

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[Read! Fest 2019] The Story of Translation and Me 我和翻译的故事

Translators are storytellers. Each time they translate a literary work, they retell the story in a different language and they bridge culture and differences through words.
They perform magic with words as they make translated stories come alive to readers who would not have read the stories in the original language due to language barrier.
Each translator has their own story to tell. In this bilingual panel, we have Shelly Bryant, Dr Yeo Wei Wei and Chow Teck Seng to share with us their translation stories.


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Shelly Bryant 白雪丽

Shelly Bryant is a poet, writer, and translator. She is the author of seven volumes of poetry, travel guides for the cities of Suzhou and Shanghai, and a book on classical Chinese gardens. Her translation of Sheng Keyi’s Northern Girls was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012.
Dr Yeo Wei Wei 杨薇薇博士

Dr Yeo Wei Wei is a writer and translator. She is the author of These Foolish Things & Other Stories. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge and graduated with Distinction in her MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She has many years of experience in education and research, having worked as a lecturer at National University of Singapore, head of English at School of the Arts and helmed the departments of Publications, Resource Centre and International Programmes at National Gallery Singapore. 
杨薇薇 (1973—), 新加坡人,剑桥大学哲学博士, 目前为自由撰稿人兼译者。新谣纪录片《我们唱过的歌》字幕翻译者之一。出版过短篇小说《These Foolish Things & Other Stories》、儿童插画故事书《Salted Fish》等。

Chow Teck Seng 周德成

Chow Teck Seng  won first prize (Chinese Poetry) at the 2009 Golden Point Award and the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize. Besides publishing his first poetry collection The Story of You and Me in 2012, he has had his poems and short stories included in anthologies, literary journals, as well as local and overseas Chinese press.  He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in literary criticism and comparative Sinophone literatures.

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