On Thursday June 14th, Two Lines: World Writing in Translation will celebrate the launch of its latest edition. Featuring readings by Matt Gonzalez and notable Bay Area writers and translators, lively Brazilian music from local group Falso Baiano, and delectable food and drink provided by some of San Francisco’s favorite restaurants and markets including SOMA stalwarts Momo’s and Tres Agaves. This event will take place in the urban ambiance of the newly restored Chronicle Books building. Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. at 680 2nd Street in San Francisco. There is a $7 suggested donation.
TWO LINES XIV includes work from 20 languages and 21 countries. As readers leaf through the pages, they follow in the footsteps of nomadic Laplanders, stroll through the suburbs of multicultural Paris, shake off the dust in a Hmong refugee camp, and fall from the skies with Lithuanian paratroopers. This edition also features works by former Poet Laureate Robert Hass and acclaimed Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali. The electric writing in the pages of the latest edition makes it clear why SF Weekly’s Best of San Francisco issue calls us the Bay Area’s “tireless champion of translated literature.”
TWO LINES is a program of Center for the Art of Translation, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that promotes international literature and translation through programs in the arts, education, and community outreach. For more information call 415 512-8812 or visit our website at http://www.catranslation.org