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Pittsburgh International Literary Festival

May 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pittsburgh International Literary Festival 2021 2021

Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga discusses her collection of autobiographical stories, which summon phantom memories of a glorious Rwanda and radiate the fierce ache of the survivor of an obliterating history. Scholastique also discusses the challenges and creative opportunities writing memoir in exile. Featured novels include Igufu and A Barefoot Woman, translated from French by Jordan Stump. Scholastique is joined by Johns Hopkins professor of world literatures, Jeanne-Marie Jackson.

The Pittsburgh International Literary Festival (LitFest) is a 10 day event that considers themes of migration, identity, and displacement with an emphasis on works in translation.

It brings authors, translators, and other artists together for bilingual readings, conversations about the craft of translation, and conversations on intersection of translation and important social justice topics. Such topics include such as BIPOC representation in the ranks of translators, linguistic inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the politics of publishing, among other topics.

This inaugural year, the festival will take place on ourĀ virtual programming channel, allowing us to feature artists and performances from around the globe.

Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article announcing the Festival.


May 16, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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