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    • February 10, 2021
    • (PST)
    • December 13, 2023
    • (PST)
    • 35 sessions
    • online

    OSTI board meets every 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

    OSTI Members are welcome to attend. Please log in to your account to see and register for the event.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

    To request more info, please contact us.


    • May 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • July 10, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Virtual (Flexible online schedule, no time zone)
    • 1
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    Spring-Summer Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop

     (7 Weeks - 5 ATA CEU Credits Pending)

    Open to translators working from any language into English

    (or from English into Spanish)

    Are you interested in literary translation? Could you use extra support or feedback to develop a project in progress or to finally start (or finish!) that literary translation you’ve always dreamed of doing?  Are you on the verge of submitting a literary translation for publication, but unsure where to send it? Has social distancing left you feeling like you are working in a void and without community?

    Join Allison A. deFreese and literary translators from around the world for this fun, collaborative, interactive 7-week workshop through the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters (OSTI)!

    This is a virtual workshop, held on an online platform accessible only to event participants, and does not require scheduled meetings or login times (though participants have the opportunity to meet weekly via Zoom on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. GMT if they choose). Click here for your time zone.

    The workshop, open to both emerging and established literary translators, will provide you with the opportunity to workshop your choice of 1 of the following in each of the 4 workshopping sessions (for example, you may submit poetry in one of the workshopping sessions and prose in another):

    • Up to 5 pages of poetry, short fiction, a script, or nonfiction in progress (typed, double-spaced in 12-point font, maximum 20 pages overall);
    • OR Revise and receive feedback on a single longer piece as your focus for the course (up to 20  pages total, typed and double-spaced in 12-point font)
    • OSTI's Literary Translation Workshop includes readings, online discussions about literary translation and best practice, as well as translation practice and critiques of work in progress.
    • FORMAT: Weekly online discussions through an online discussion board, one optional weekly live session (via Zoom), virtual workshops of work in progress, reading of work in progress, revisions, and readings in translation theory
    • FEEDBACK: Online workshop collaboration and feedback from workshop facilitator and peers 

    • Questions? Please email Allison at alasverdestranslationnw [at] gmail . com



    Bio: Allison A. deFreese is a literary translator and poet. Her work has appeared in Asymptote, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, New England Review, and Waxwing. Her recent translations include María Negroni's experimental book Elegy for Joseph Cornell, José Moreno Hernández's Soaring to New Heights: From Migrant Farmworker to NASA Astronaut, and Verónica González Arredondo's  I Am Not That Body, a work addressing immigration and the disappearances of girls and women making the journey to the U.S. Border, winner of the 2020 Pub House Books (Montreal) international chapbook manuscript competition.

    Comments from the Autumn 2020 Workshop:

    "I was very impressed and amazed by Allison's level of dedication to reviewing the texts - especially given that the source language was not one of her "official" languages. Her feedback was thorough and supportive, and I look forward to working with Allison again in the future."
                            Literary Translator, E.U., November 2020

    "Allison deFreese encompasses everything I could have hoped for in a workshop instructor. She is thoroughly professional in the feedback she provides---in terms of both editing (she has eagle eyes!) and conceptual suggestions. Further, she offers guidance toward publishing and helpful articles, both theoretical and practical. As a novice literary translator, I thoroughly appreciated Allison’s ability to deliver professional skills and insights in a caring, sharing, and personable manner, and I have already registered for her next OSTI workshop."
                             C. Strauss Sotiropoulos, professor emerita, Northern Michigan University, November 2020

    "This workshop is great in various ways: It provides me with the opportunity to meet interesting translators, get exposure to their work and learn from their practice, edit their texts and receive meaningful and helpful feedback on my own work as well. I also get to learn from Allison, receive her super helpful feedback, and meet and chat with everyone during the Zoom meetings. Also by having to share my work on a weekly basis, I am incentivized to work regularly on my translation."
                               Literary Translator, U.K., November 2020     

    The Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters is an affiliate of the American Translators Association.

    • June 29, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • via Zoom
    Register
    Oregon Court Interpreter Social & Check-In 

    (Note: This event is open to Oregon Certified and Registered Court Interpreters, OSTI Membership not required)

    When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:00-8:00pm
    Location: via Zoom
    Why: To socialize and check-in with our colleagues; to learn from each other and share our common experiences interpreting for the Oregon Courts during pandemic times; and—very importantly—to cut loose and socialize a little! These get-togethers will not be recorded, and are meant to foment solidarity amongst our colleagues when dealing with the various in-person, remote, and hybrid modalities of court interpreting. We can also chat about any issues that impact us, from rates of pay to representation in all aspects of court life. This is an ongoing event with varying hosts, an array of "set" and "loose" agendas, and guest speakers. Join us!

    Registration:
    We kindly request your RSVP by 6/27/2021 to assist with arrangements. (Seats are limited)
    Hosts: Oregon Certified Court Interpreters Jessica Dover and Adrian Arias
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact OSTI members
    Jessica Dover (jessica@almalunaspanish.com)
    Adrian Arias (interpreteraa@hotmail.com

    We hope to see you on June 29!


    Best wishes,
    Jessica and Adrian
    • September 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • September 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Save the date for the 2021 OSTI Conference!

    The OSTI board set the date for the 2021 Virtual Conference.

    If you attended last year, you know that we offered  a wonderful variety of presentations for translators and interpreters. We hope to welcome you back to the 2021 OSTI Conference on the 3rd weekend of September.

    We are also accepting conference papers.

    To submit a presentation proposal, please click this link.

Past Events

June 21, 2021 Mon 6/21 Rose Garden Social
May 28, 2021 Oregon Court Interpreter Social and Check-In
April 30, 2021 Oregon Court Interpreter Social w/ Special Guest Aimee Benavides
April 10, 2021 Recreational Linguistics
March 31, 2021 Translators & Interpreters with Pets
March 27, 2021 A Celebration of Heidi Schmaltz's Life
March 23, 2021 Improving interpreting skills - How to help each other
February 26, 2021 Editing Potpourri: A Crash Course in Copyediting for Translators
February 13, 2021 Winter Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop
February 04, 2021 ATA Certification Panel and Q&A
January 20, 2021 OSTI Winter Literary Translation Open Mic
December 09, 2020 OSTI Winter Get-together 12/9 7:30 PM PST
November 11, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
October 18, 2020 Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop - Fall
October 14, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
September 13, 2020 Ethics Workshop by Cynthia Roat (Part of OSTI 2020 Virtual Conference)
September 12, 2020 OSTI 2020 Virtual Conference: From Masks to Mastery
September 09, 2020 OSTI 2020 Annual Members Meeting
August 12, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
July 29, 2020 Happy Hour to Celebrate OSTI Members
July 26, 2020 OSTI Summer 2020 Online Literary Translation Workshop
July 08, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
June 17, 2020 OSTI Literary Translation Open Mic (Virtual)
May 27, 2020 OSTI Remote Social Gathering, May 27, 2020 @ 2pm
April 22, 2020 OSTI Virtual Coffee Meet-Up - We Miss Seeing Your Faces!
April 19, 2020 OSTI Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop
March 05, 2020 ATA Certification Exam Q&A
January 25, 2020 Social Gathering

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