There are lots of ways to get involved at ALTA44. Please consider the following options, and check back for more as conference programming develops.
Find Us on Facebook
Get conference updates, plan local events, find friends, and share events you're excited about in our ALTA Conferences Facebook Group.
Sign Up for a Bilingual Reading
The annual tradition of the Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series will continue (virtually and in-person). Readings will not be by application this year; instead, they will be first-come, first-served, with signups taking place at registration. Please be prepared to share the name of your author, title of the text, genre, your bio, and a brief description of the work.
What it's all about! Register for the conference today, and read more here about deadlines and what to expect, including a conference schedule draft. As always, all conference participants must register for the conference. NB: Our virtual conference platform works best in the Chrome browser. Please download it here before registering.
Participate in the ALTA44 Virtual Bookfair
To request a title for the ALTA44 bookfair on Bookshop.org, fill out this form by August 23. Fill out one form for each title. Or, if you are a publisher or editor and you'd like to participate in Read the World and use the power of social media to spread the word about the work you publish in translation, sign up using this form by August 23, 2021. Learn more here!
Wayfinders in Tucson
Are you attending the ALTA conference for the first time this fall? Or are you a seasoned expert of punctuation panels, riveting readings, and dynamic Declamación? If you are looking for an "in" to this year's conference, or if you want to be someone else's, this program is for you. Fill out this form by October 11, and we'll pair up translators coming to the in-person conference for the first time with those who know it best.
Propose a Roundtable or Seminar
Seminar and roundtable proposals (virtual and in-person) were submitted through June 21.
Call for Plays in Translation
In association with ALTA44, the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson sought short form or short excerpts of plays in translation for a in-person staged reading performed by local actors. Through June 22, translators were invited to submit a translation of no more than 50 pages (excerpts from longer works are fine), the original, a brief query letter including confirmation of permission to translate the piece, and short bios of both author and translator.