Chances are at least a few of you favorite authors is translated.
So the question becomes, do you really love Jorge Louis Borges, or is it Anthony Kerrigan’s voice that moves to you? Haruki Murakami or Jay Rubin? Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Edith Grossmann?
Are you sure?
After all, translation is transformation,
One has to make decisions.
Want answers, or likeminded writers grappling with the same quandaries?
Join us in Sufficient Compensation: A one day, multi genera studio translation studio
-no experience or second language necessary- just a fascination with words.
“Nothing has moved my personal writing further than considering the kinds of decisions made by translators. Do I stay true to the style, the tone, the rhythm, the content, the humor, irony or plot? How can I capture all of these things–all of these parts of myself–and pour them into a single line?”
INSTRUCTOR: Josh Edwin
DATE: Sunday May 3, 2015
WHERE: 186 Carpenter Street
Inspiration is a funny thing, but recent efforts in neuroscience have begun to demystify the process (if not the product, which will forever remain wholly individual and unexpected; who knows why, when May writes about a cream factory, she is instantly reminded of her childhood show dog moss sculptures?) The brain is plastic, is shaped by its environment and experiences. Sit down with a mind to create regularly, and you’ll (by force of will and repetition) strengthen your “creative” neurological connections.
Take Frequency’s one day studio course May 3rd!
And check this amazing Radiolab episode while you’re at it.
No experience or 2nd language required. Open to ALL GENRES!
Indescribable. Do you need a better reason? Do you need any reason at all? According to a recent study, our brain invents 83% of reasons after the fact. (I made that up). I’m a writer. It’s what I do. (A good reason to be unreasonable).
Frequency’s upcoming summer courses!
Digging for Gold: Mining your obsessions and writing linked poems: taught by Rosalynde Vas Dias
Everybody’s Autobiography: taught by Victor Wildman
Found Poetics: taught by Susana Gardner
A two part workshop for teens, Part 1: A New Spelling of My Name (2 weeks)–Franncy Choi, and Part 2: Invisible Cities (2 weeks)– Kate Schapira
Dates and times to be announced!
What are you going to do with all that sun?
Plant something with potential: hang with friends and fellow artists in a rad writing class! We have some excellent courses in the works. Sarah Tourjee be announcing them soon so stay tuned!
To free ourselves. Moving from one cage to another may be the only realistic option, but perhaps that isn’t so bad.
to steal a few hours for writing?
Right now! Sunday April 12th, Frequency’s Free Write, from 10am – noonish. Warm, quiet, filled with productive vibes and couched in sunlight. 186 Carpenter, the next best thing to a field.
You are mad to mourn alone.
With the wells gone dry.
Starlight lying at the bottom.
Like a piece of sound.
You are stranded.
Props hurtle past you.
One last thing you may believe.
Before the lights go out is.
That the mourning is at fault.
Then the sin of wishing to die.
Collapses behind you like a lung.
The night itself.
Cathleen Calbert will read from her forthcoming book of poems, The Afflicted Girls,
and students will read from the 2015 issue of Shoreline on Wednesday, April 15th,
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Alger 110, Rhode Island College. The reading is free and open to