Conference OnlineMedia translation symposium
The Literature Translation Institute of Korea hosts a symposium for exchanges between the media content industry insiders, researchers, and translators. The symposium is held in two categories—film and webtoon. The first symposium was streamed live on the LTI Korea’s YouTube channel. The papers presented at the symposium have been compiled into a proceeding.
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Education OnlineMedia translation contest
The Media Translation Contest aims to raise interest in the translation of Korean content and discover new translators from among people around the world who enjoy Korean cultural content. It is held in two categories, film and webtoons, and each category awards a grand prize and excellence awards in three languages. The Media Translation Contest acts as a platform for connecting content translators, posting the translations that on the internet to enable industry insiders to compare and request translations from the translators. Website: https://www.ltikorea.or.kr/mediatranslationcontest
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Education OnlineMedia translation academy
The LTI Korea Translation Academy’s Media Translation Course is a course for training professional translators of Korean media contents. It provides an opportunity to Koreans and foreigners who are interested in Korean cultural content, including film, graphic novel (webtoon), TV drama, and animations, to gain knowledge and experience through practical translation training necessary for professional translators. In addition to the regular classes, the curriculum includes one special lecture a month by professionals in relevant fields, co-translation workshops with the author, and other events.
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Korean Literature OnlineKorean Diaspora Literature Exchange
This project was launched in 2017 with the aim of expanding the foundation for the exchange of Korean literature and globalizing Korean literature by identifying and supporting Korean diaspora literature. LTI Korea has been striving to establish diaspora literature as a valuable asset of world literature through the support for multilingual translation of outstanding works of diaspora literature, production of sourcebooks on the history and current status of diaspora literature, hosting of exchange events between Korean and overseas writers, hosting of essay contests on works of overseas Korean writers, and production of digital contents related to works of diaspora literature.
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Literary Event OnlineBilingual Readings
Yeok-si(translated poetry) is a multilingual poetry reading which engages with both poets and translators. For this event, poems selected by poets are translated into various foreign languages. First launched in 2016 as part of “The Culture Day-Meet theAuthor”program, Yeok-si moved its location to the poetry bookstore Wit N Cynical in 2017. Then in 2019, it began reaching out to a wider readership across the country, taking place in 7 regions including Incheon and Gangwon Province. From 2020, new approaches such as online streaming of the readings, the review video of each event are introduced to bring more audience in diverse way.
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Literary Event OnlineCulture Day – A Meeting with Writer
“Culture Day – A Meeting with Writer” is an event organized as part of the “Culture Day” initiative by the Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It was launched to strengthen the promotion of the Literature Institute of Korea in Korea and to expand opportunities for general Korean readers to learn about Korean literature. For each event, one writer was invited to give a lecture and answer questions from general readers and local residents who are interested in Korean literature.
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Book FairLondon Book Fair
The London Book Fair takes place every April in London, UK. It first began in 1971 as a modest event for publishers in the basement of The Berners Hotel in London. The 3-day program includes Market Focus, Author of the Day, and Tech Central. Along with the Frankfurt Book Fair—the largest book fair in the world—it is considered one of Europe’s two major book fairs. Official website: http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk
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Book FairTaipei International Book Exhibition
The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) takes place every February in Taipei, Taiwan. It was established in December 1987 at the National Central Library, and now serves as a platform for book sales and exhibitions, author talks, forums and performances. The 2018 TIBE was held for eleven days from Feb 6 to 11—with the participation of 684 publishers from 60 countries—and featured 1,180 events, which attracted 530,000 visitors. Korea participated as the Guest of Honor in 2020. Official website: https://www.tibe.org.tw/en/
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Book FairTokyo International Book Fair
Co-organized by the TIBF Executive Committee and Reed Exhibitions Japan, the Tokyo International Book Fair (TIBF) deals with various publications, journals, magazines, newspapers, maps, and travel guides from around the world, as well as such related products as bookmarks, book covers and book stands. In the 2016, the book fair was renewed as an event for general readers with the aim of promoting public interest in books and enriching the whole reading culture. However, the effort was suspended in 2017 due to lukewarm responses from readers.
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Book FairThe Buenos Aires International Book Fair
The Buenos Aires International Book Fair is held every year in April~May in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organized by Fundación El Libro and held at La Rural, Predio Ferial de Buenos Aires, it is oriented to publishers, distributors, booksellers, agents, translators, illustrators, graphic designers, educators, and librarians, and offers education programs for experts as well as business—copyrights and translation deals—and networking opportunities.
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