Residencies for translators

We offer a range of residencies for literary translators in our two-bedroom cottage at Dragon Hall. For further details, check out the residencies section of our website.

The National Centre for Writing is a member of the RECIT network of European literary translation centres. Member organisations offer residencies for translators and organise public events bringing together writers, translators and audiences. Find out more here.

From 2021 to 2023, NCW was a partner in RECIT’s Translation in Motion project, an international initiative launched in February 2021 by a cluster of translation centres from eight European countries from the Western Balkans and EU-member states. Translation in Motion’s ambition is to push for and aid the increase of the number, diversity and quality of literary works available to readers across Europe.

I knew it would be an opportunity unlike one I’ve ever had before but really I didn’t expect there to be so many interesting events and meetings for me to get involved with. It was such a valuable, productive and peaceful time. All the staff at the NCW that I had the pleasure to meet were lovely and helpful – I felt very well-supported.

David Mobolaji

The Translation in Motion partners offered a range of residencies for literary translators working from or into the languages of the countries of the Western Balkans. For details, check out the Translation in Motion website.

NCW hosted three translation residencies for translators from the Western Balkans as part of Translation in Motion. In March 2023, we welcomed Anxhela Çikopano Hoxha from Albania and Marija Girevska from Macedonia. In May 2023, we were joined by Dragana Erjavšek from Montenegro. You can read about them in the residencies section of our website.

You can read more about the project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, on the RECIT website and you can read the latest news about the project here.

You can watch the promotional video about Translation in Motion below.


Read a Publishing Perspectives article about Translation in Motion here >>