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The Marco Polo Marathon will take you on a guided journey through language and culture.

This is a free event – booking is compulsory. Please book here.

10h00 – 10h30 – Language in your hand – How would you sculpt a word like ‘home’, ‘friend’ or ‘animal’?

10h30 – 10h45 – The art of interpreting – Opening address by Charles Qin, Founder of Chin Communications

10h45 – 11h45 – China food tour – hunt and gather food from the four corners of China at nearby shops, and share your bilingual stories of China’s diversity through food memories

11h45 – 12h45 – Twitterpretation take part in a bilingual-live-tweet-fest of iconic Chinese and Australian videos

12h45 – 13h30 – 一起吃饭 – informal language exchange around lunch.

13h30 – 15h00 – Translators in context – join leading translators and interpreters in a panel discussion, exploring the complex interaction between language experts and the diverse institutions and systems they work with.

15h00 – 17h15 – All you can translate join a bilingual team and translate new writing from Australia and China – the fastest translators will receive a small gift.

17h15 – 17h30 – Closing address how to live happy bilingual lives in Australia and China.

The event will take place at the Multicultural Hub, 509 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. You can join for the whole day – or just part of the day.

This is a free event – booking is compulsory. Please book here.

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French-Australian writer, educator, sinophile. Any question? Contact julien@marcopoloproject.org