Syria, in Words and Music
On November 7, at 7:30 p.m., in UMass's Bezanson Recital Hall, Syrian writer Rasha Abbas and her English translator Alice Guthrie will read original stories and nonfiction from Syria. The reading will be accompanied by the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble, with a program of all Syrian music, featuring Syrian master oud player Kinan Idnawi.
Five College Center for the Study of World Lanauges
Are you interested in learning a critical or lesser-taught language [Swahili, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu, among a dozen others]? Would you like to continue studying your heritage language [Hindi, Haitian Creole, modern Greek]? The Five-College Center for the Study of World Languages offers academic-year courses for in up to 40 less-commonly taught languages.
"Literary translation saves us from provincialism." --Maia Evrona. Read more from the NEA Literature Translation Fellow here.