Writing Across Languages
This workshop will present a mix of theory and guided practical experiments to demystify concepts like code-switching, code-mixing, multilingualism and translation in writing. We will look at the aesthetic, cultural, and political values that inform our choices as writers and think about how our positionality interacts with our writing practice. This workshop is for a broad audience – you do not have to be multilingual to attend. In fact, monolingual writers may find it surprisingly useful!
This seminar will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.You Will Learn:
- What multilingual writing is, who does/can do it, who it’s for, and why it’s useful
- The aesthetics and politics of translation and non-translation
- How similar multilingual and monolingual writing can be
- How to experiment both within and between languages and registers
- How to see your creative choices from the point of view of language use
- To develop a sense of fun and exploration through linguistic play
About the Tutor:
Nadia Niaz founded and edits the Australian Multilingual Writing Project. Her academic and creative work explores multilingual creative expression, the practicalities and politics of translation, and the idea of ‘belonging’ in multiple contexts. Her poetry has appeared in Rabbit, Not Very Quiet, Peril, and The Polyglot, and her collection The Djinn Hunters is forthcoming as part of the Rabbit Poets Series. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.
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When: 04 June 2023 - 10:00 through 04:00 pm
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