Upcoming events

See upcoming events from the Stirling Centre for Interpreting, Translation and Intercultural Studies (SCITIS).

Scheduled events Autumn 2021

25 November

25 November, 14:30-15:30. Colloquium: The role of translation in the publishing industry. Jointly organised with Publishing Studies (University of Stirling).

A live, online Q&A with Carolina Orloff (Director of Charco Press, a publishing house specialising in translations of Latin American literature). The podcast of an interview conducted by Alastair Horne with Dr. Orloff will be made available in advance of the event.

8 December

8 December, 15:00-17:00. Multilingual readings of Look, Breathe. The poems in Chris Powici’s latest collection, Look, Breathe, are paired with translations (and sometimes translocations) into the various of languages of Scotland and others across the globe. This event will comprise the readings of selected poems and their translations by the participants (Chris Powici, Kevin MacNeil, Alison Miller, Gayathri Prabhu and Roderick Watson) and a Q&A session.


Chris Powici is a poet who teaches creative writing at The University of Stirling and The Open University. 

Kevin MacNeil is a leading Scottish novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter, born and raised in the Outer Hebrides. His most recent novel, The Brilliant & Forever, was shortlisted for the Saltire Fiction of the Year Award. Kevin teaches creative writing at the University of Stirling.

Alison Miller was born and grew up in Orkney and has returned after many years in Glasgow. She writes, reads and lives by the sea.

The God of Rain’ was translated into Kannada by Geetha Prabhu, an amateur naturalist and avid photographer who lives in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, India. The translation was facilitated by her daughter Gayathri Prabhu, who was the Charles Wallace India Writing Fellow at the University of Stirling from February to May 2020.  

Roderick Watson has written widely on modern Scottish literature. His poems feature in numerous anthologies and two main poetry collections. A new collection is forthcoming. He is an Emeritus Professor in English Studies at the University of Stirling.