Join us for this writing workshop, organised with the87press and Makan, that embeds writing as a practice of liberation within a global critical context: the tradition of the oppressed.
Facilitated by Azad Ashim Sharma, Luke Williams, Rogelio Braga, Sarona Bedwan, and Hadeel Himmo, the workshop encourages the exploration of contemporary literary formation with a focus on aesthetics and politics. How does literature inspire and create solidarity between disparate peoples in increasingly hostile and turbulent contexts? How do specific literary forms (for example, a lyric poem or a thesis of critical theory) encourage solidarity’s building in a way that disavows (b)ordering whilst also exposing the frames of inherited perception from dominant models of power? How should we reimagine our own processes of writing when we consider our writing as invested in alter-political models of solidarity-building, rights-formation, and aesthetic justice?
This event is co-organised with the87press and Makan and part of the programme for Small Press Fest, an annual fair celebrating independent publications and publishing practices.