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The Literary Translators’ Association of Canada seeks to advance its members’ status as creators, by providing advice on their rights and responsibilities, and through other means, such as offering professional development workshops.

As the only organization representing literary translators in Canada, the LTAC is committed to furthering the interests of literary translators in national organizations such as the Public Lending Right Commission and the Creators Copyright Coalition.

The LTAC highlights the importance of literary translation by providing access to Canada’s culture, nationally and internationally, and by actively participating in Canada’s literary life. It does this in part by organizing public readings, lectures, and panel discussions, usually in partnership with literary festivals, universities, and other organizations.


Call for Submissions – ellipse Issue No. 91: Translating Arabic in Canada

February 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Arabic is spoken by some 375 million individuals, from Morocco to the Gulf, and from the Middle East to Europe and North America. In Canada, the 2011 Census recorded 380,620 Canadians who report having [...]

In Memory of Enrique Servín Herrera

January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

The poet and translator Enrique Servín Herrera, one of the greatest linguists and defenders of indigenous culture in Mexico and a long-time consulting translator at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, was tragically murdered [...]

Call for Applications: Translation Residency at the Maison de la littérature

November 29th, 2019|0 Comments

The Literary Translators Association of Canada (LTAC) and the Maison de la littérature have teamed up to offer a two-week translation residency in Quebec City. From February 16 to 29, 2020, two participants—a translator and [...]