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Yiddish Book Center accepting applications for fellowship program

AMHERST, Massachusetts – Applications for the Yiddish Book Center’s 2018 Translation Fellowship Program are due Nov. 15, 2017, it was announced recently. Now in its fifth year, the Translation Fellowship Program is part of the Center’s larger translation initiative to train and mentor a new generation of Yiddish translators and publish newly translated works.

Up to 10 translation fellows will be selected to receive yearlong mentorship and training to complete book-length projects in Yiddish translation. Each fellow will receive a grant of $5,000 and will attend three two-day workshops at the Center to workshop his or her writing in a rigorous collaborative environment led by experts in the field.

Past fellows have had their fellowship projects published or accepted for publication by literary and university presses, or have had their work staged by professional theater companies. Other fellows have received prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the PEN/Heim Translation Fund.

For details, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/translation-fellowship or email translationfellowship@yiddishbookcenter.org.

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