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Two SWET Summer Parties

Two SWET Summer Parties

People interested in the SWET community of wordsmiths are invited to our annual summer social events, happening in both Kanto and Kansai.

Please see details for the SWET/JAT Summer Party 2015 and the SWET Tokyo Summer Party and Special Lecture.

See you there!

Sincerely,

SWET Staff
 

June SWET Talk Shop: Translation Workshop Journalism

June SWET Talk Shop: Translation Workshop Journalism

Date: June 17, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; Use the A2 exit of Jinbocho subway station; turn left at street level and walk about 12 steps; look for the (very) small “Books on Japan” flag over the doorway and a narrow stairway leading up to the library on the second floor.
Fee: No... more

Meeting of the Central Japan Literature Society

Meeting of the Central Japan Literature Society

The Central Japan Literature Society announces its inaugural event, details below. Please join them for an afternoon of discussion and sharing involving literary works. (For this meeting, most work will be in English; other languages are possible if accompanied by English or Japanese translations.)  This meeting is open to everyone; all are... more

Writers in Kyoto: Launch in Spring 2015

Writers in Kyoto: Launch in Spring 2015

Writers in Kyoto will be launched on April 19 with a talk by Amy Chavez of Japan Times and Rocket News fame.  Her title is ‘Things I wish someone had told me before becoming a freelance writer in Japan’, and the talk is open to everyone.  (Place: Roars Pub http://r.gnavi.co.jp/h7depb720000/, talk starts at 5.00.  Drinks available beforehand... more

Juliet Winters Carpenter on “Conundrums of Literary Translation”

Juliet Winters Carpenter on “Conundrums of Literary Translation”

International House of Japan, Tokyo

 

What is translation, and what is a literary translation? After a half-century of translating, Professor Carpenter is still looking for answers to these and other questions; however, she will share with us her insights gleaned from various translations of authors, with particular emphasis on her recent... more

Upcoming May SWET Talk Shop: Transcribing

Upcoming May SWET Talk Shop: Transcribing

Date: May 20, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; use the A2 exit of Jinbocho subway station; turn left at street level and walk about 12 steps; the "Books on Japan" flag hangs over the doorway and a stairway leads up to the library on the second floor.
Fee: No fee will be charged.
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