Exploring the possibilities for poetry and the spoken and written word to translate histories of state violence into radical new possibilities for being in the contemporary time.
Fred D’Aguiar, multi-award-winning poet, novelist and playwright, and Professor of English at UCLA, and Nick Makoha, Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and winner of the Toi Dericotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, will lead a focused writing workshop for a limited number of participants, to explore creative and critical writing practice as resistance in the context of the long and violent history that underpins transatlantic society today. This workshop takes place on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Visit http://www.stateviolence.com for details on how to apply.
On Thursday 6 December Fred D’Aguiar and Nick Makoha read from their work and join Leila Kamali (University of Liverpool) in a panel discussion to consider how poetry situates special forms of resistance, and innovative ways to envision the future against conditions of state and institutionalised violence. Tickets are FREE but must be booked via Eventbrite
State Violence and the Poetic Response
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