TransLit 11 Launch

Please join members of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta, and literary translators, for an evening in celebration of world literature!

Book Launch (reception to follow):

Sunday, June 4, 2017
4:00 p.m.

Owl's Nest Books, Brittania Shopping Centre, Calgary

TransLit Volume 11 includes texts from twenty-one authors and twenty-two translators in twelve languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Vietnamese.
From the shores of Americas and their linguistic and cultural diversity, through voices from Easter Europe that, in turn, create a bridge to places in the Far East, TransLit 11 offers a further exploration of literature, a shared passion of authors and translators alike. Copies of this fascinating book will be available for purchase ($20+GST).

With the participation of Alberta author Jerry Auld, also featured in TransLit 11. Details at

English Poster

French Poster

About TransLit

In 1991, a small group of translators in Alberta started TransLit which has since presented selections from the wide range of literature past and present in Canada and around the world with translations into English or French. The members of the Literary Translation Collective, almost all members of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA) at the time, were mainly full-time translators interested in literary translation.

TransLit has been produced with the support of the ATIA and the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada (LTAC).

With much gratefulness to the past editors, supporting editors, contributors, and ― most importantly ― our readers,

You can purchase your own copy on the following websites:

Please note that ATIA does not handle sales of TransLit Volume 9. Please use the websites listed above.

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Court Interpreter Mini-Course - Calgary

These unique mini-courses are provided voluntarily by court judges, prosecutors, and lawyers. Court interpreters can learn the vocabulary and procedures for court.

The lectures will take place several times year. The topic will be different each time, and will always relate to criminal law. After the lecture, there will be a Q&A session with the speakers.

Questions, comments and general insults should be directed to Alan Pearse at

Details and Registration Information

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. (please arrive 15 minutes early to register)
20th Floor Conference Room
Calgary Court Centre, Calgary, Alberta

TOPIC: "Gladue"
This lecture will deal with terms and phrases regarding “Gladue” applications and other issues dealing with aboriginal offenders. 

WHO: The Honourable Judge Brown
           Kelsey Sitar (Defence)
           Meagan Blake, (Special Guest Star Crown)

$15.00 (cash, exact change please) includes light lunch and materials.

TO REGISTER contact Carmen Aguilera at

Space is limited to 35 participants, so register early!
Registration deadline: Saturday, April 22.

If you register, and are unable to attend please cancel your registration as lunch and materials are based on the number of attendees.

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ACIC 2017 Schedule - Edmonton

ACIC: Alberta Court Interpreter's Course
2017 Schedule

Mini-sessions offer vocabulary enrichment on various topics.  All interpreters are welcome to join.  A pizza lunch is included free of charge! The Full ACIC Course is for those who wish to become “recognized” court interpreters.


Topic:       Court Procedures (Part 1)
Date:        Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time:        12:00-1:00 pm.
Location:   B2 Boardroom, Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square


Topic:       Court Procedures (Part 2)
Date:        Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time:        12:00-1:00 pm.
Location:   B2 Boardroom, Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Next full ACIC course: September 26, 2017

**You need to pre-register for this course by emailing  Registration opens on August 4! Only 25 participants will be accepted.


Topic:      Information Exchange
Date:       Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time:       12:00-1:00 pm.
Location:  B2 Boardroom, Law Courts Building, 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

For more information or to register please send an email to:

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