Arizona Translates!

Arizona Translates!

Arizona Translates! is a series of in-person public events held in fall 2022 alongside ALTA’s 45th annual program, "Value(s)." Arizona Translates! is ALTA’s second public event series aimed at bringing translation to Arizonan audiences since the organization moved to Tucson and became affiliated with the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona in January 2019.

The 2022 program includes: 

A Staged Reading and Talkback

Friday, November 4, 7:30-9:30pm
Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, The Historic Y, 738 N 5th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Open to the public

ALTA has partnered with the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson to present the winner of the 2022 Plays in Translation Contest. Submit a play in translation through July 25!

Learn more and reserve your ticket when they become available on the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre’s website

COVID Guidelines: Please see the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre’s COVID Guidelines For Audiences for more information. 

Access Information: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre has seating designated for patrons utilizing wheelchairs. Please call ahead at (520) 448-3300 to ensure reservation. Accessible parking and ramp access is available from our parking lot (accessed from 5th Avenue). A drop-off area is available at the front door of The Historic Y on 5th Avenue. The S&S Theatre does not provide sound amplification due to the intimate size and excellent acoustics of our space. If concerned that hearing may be difficult, we are happy to seat patrons in the front row. Please call ahead at (520) 448-3300 to ensure reservation.

This event is a collaboration between ALTA and the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.

A Festival of Languages Reading

Saturday, November 5, in the evening
The Rubel Room at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Free and open to the public

Join the 2022 ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program cohort for a series of readings of literature translated into English from around the world! These twelve mentees translate collectively from nine different languages, and have spent the last nine months translating a book-length literary work alongside their mentor. They will be joined by two mentees from our 2021 cohort as well. Read more about the program here. We are grateful to the UA Poetry Center for hosting this event! 

COVID Guidelines: Read the Poetry Center's COVID protocol on their website.

Participating Bookstores

Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6

Antigone Books (411 N 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Stop by Antigone Books anytime between November 4-6 to check out their special displays of literature in translation!

Access Information: We do not have any bathrooms available for customers at this time. Our store is one floor. We have a parking lot for our customers.


We welcome everyone to our series and are committed to making our programming and events accessible, and to making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate. Please view our Accessibility web page for more information. With questions about access, or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in ALTA's programming, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, or captioned videos, please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada (520-621-1757). Requests for CART captioners and/or ASL interpretation must be made at least two weeks in advance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch by emailing

Visiting Tucson

Read more about Tucson, including a list of recommended restaurants, on our ALTA44 web page. If you are traveling to Tucson, you may find the transportation information on our ALTA44 Hotel & Travel page useful. Please note that there is no ALTA45 hotel block.