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April 2020

POSTPONED: NWTN Creative writing for translators: Unlock your creative potential

25 April @ 10:00 am
Alliance Française de Manchester, 125 Portland St
Manchester, M1 4QD United Kingdom
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Following the success of their workshop in Birmingham in June 2019, we are delighted to welcome published authors Ros Mendy and Alison Layland for a full day of guided creative writing. Even when translating technical documents, a translator may need to depart from the source text and employ creative skills to achieve the same impact as the original. Creativity is not confined to literary or marketing translation – it can prove a valuable tool in translating any kind of trickier…

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May 2020

NWTN at ITI Virtual Coffee Morning

15 May @ 11:00 am

This week, the NWTN Events Team invites you again to virtual co-working and Bake off on Wednesday (details see the NWTN website, and will also feature as guests in the ITI Virtual Coffee Morning on Friday 15th May, where they will chat with ITI Communications Officer Catherine Parks and ITI Chairman Paul Appleyard about life as a translator and interpreter in the days of COVID-19, their involvement in the North West Translators Network and unusual items they have on…

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June 2020

Book Chat

1 June @ 7:30 pm

Calling all bibliophiles! Are you a keen reader? What was your favourite book when you were a child? What literature (in your mother tongue or foreign languages) did you study at school? Did you love it or loathe it? What's your favourite book of all time? Why do you love it so much?What is your favourite book written in a language other than your mother tongue? (read either in the original language or in translation) Who is your favourite author?…

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9 June @ 7:30 pm

You may recall we intended to revist the Britons Protection pub in central Manchester for our Annual General Meeting - the same place where our outgoing Chair, Heidi Kerschl, first joined the NWTN nearly 30 years' ago and volunteered to serve on the committee. Sadly, the current situation has meant that this event will need to be hosted online. Heidi has supported the network in many roles over the years: initially as Minutes Secretary, later as Events Organiser, Training Coordinator,…

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July 2020

Book Chat – Chapter 2!

6 July @ 7:30 pm

We hope that you enjoyed the inaugural Bookchat meeting as much as we did and that you are looking forward to the next instalment… Following on from the interesting discussion we had last time on the subject of libraries, we intend to begin this meeting by talking about bookshops:- Do you have a favourite bookshop?- Do you have an interesting bookshop experience to share with us?- What is your best ever ‘find’ in a bookshop? This will be followed by a…

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NWTN Virtual ‘Bake Off’ chat

8 July @ 2:00 pm

Join Kate Lo, Laurence Bisot and colleagues for a catch-up chat online via Zoom. We'd like to stay connected with our members so, for one hour, take a break from everything and let’s swap tips for staying sane, how to bake the best carrot cake, which foreign films are great for CPD, etc. It’s not mandatory but if you fancy baking and showing off your creations with the group, then all the better! Zoom is a video conferencing platform so…

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