Reading and Writing Across Languages

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A portrait of Julien Leyre

Julien Leyre
27 August 2016 - 10:00 to 12:30 PM
Julien Leyre, Marco Polo Project
Early
Reflect on the ways that diverse cultural and linguistic frameworks inform perception and representation. Using translation as a leading framework, develop an appreciation of language as the fabric of literature and explore linguistic and non-linguistic ways of constructing and interpreting situations.

Presented in partnership with Marco Polo Project and Yarra Libraries for the Chinese Writers Festival. Supported by Creative Victoria and Yarra Libraries.

You will learn

  • to develop greater awareness of language as a writing tool
  • to use linguistic awareness to explore your personal writing voice
  • to better appreciate translation as a craft
  • to develop better capacity to experience empathy with people from diverse backgrounds, and appreciate writing from other traditions
  • to develop an interpretive mindset.

About Julien Leyre

Julien Leyre is a French-Australian writer and educator. After studying Humanities and Classics, he published a novel and short stories in Paris while teaching linguistics and translation at the Sorbonne. In 2011 he founded Marco Polo Project, an organisation exploring new models to build cross-cultural empathy and self-awareness. He is an industry fellow with Monash University Centre for Translation.

Julien will also be running a half-day All-You-Can-Translate Workshop.

Read Julien's Q&A on online writing, and Chinese writers and readership.


Richmond Library
415 Church St
Richmond, VIC 3121
Australia

Phone: 03 9094 7840
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Price $ 5.00

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