Past Events of the Center for Writers and Translators

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 14:00

Traditional publishing is changing as the digital transforms the industry – what does this mean for you, the writer?

Join five experts who’ve seen it all – agent representation, self-published e-books, “curated” publishing, blogging, hybrid publishing. Learn how to reach your readers despite the industry turmoil. Lively panel discussion, followed by Q&A.

Samantha Chang, author, director of Iowa Writers Workshop, 2014 PWW Writer-in-Residence.

Mark Kessler, literary...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 00:00

The annual conference of The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) will be hosted by theDepartment of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Global Communications. Along with its plenary speaker, Amy Wilentz, the conference will feature over eighty international scholars representing such fields as journalism, literary journalism, cultural history, film studies, women’s studies, African American studies, and French studies.


Monday, May 5, 2014 - 17:00

Members of the American University of Paris Creative Writing Club will read a small selection of their work, paired with a wine and cheese (or other beverage/snack) that complements the work. 


Featured readers include:

Sven van Mourik

Manon Carrié

Vanessa Weller

Felix Purat


Audrey Michels

Guillermo Adrian


Special Guest HYND LALAM: 

Comparative Literature student Hynd Lalam will be making her...

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 17:00

The Best Translated Book Award is the largest prize for literature in translation in the United States. Selected from all original translations published last year, the author and translator of each winning title--there is one for fiction and another for poetry--will receive a $5,000 cash prize. This year's awardees will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies: one in New York and the other here in Paris, at Shakespeare and Company.

Join Belgian novelist Amélie Nothomb, BTBA judge...

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 17:30

The AUP community is invited to a talk by Peter Wortsman, entitled 'Meditation in Translation - Transcending Ego and Transmitting Voice', which will take place next Monday the 24th at 18:30 in the ARC. 

In his remarks, translator-author Peter Wortsman will discuss translation as a form of internal travel, an encounter with "the other" in oneself. Jakob Grimm, of 'Grimms' Fairy Tales' fame, wrote...