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A headshot of Tanatsei Gambura, whose hair is in short braids with shells at the end, looking over her shoulder and smiling into the camera.

Voices in the Plural

Close Up Sisters

25 September 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Greyfriars Charteris Centre
138/140 The Pleasance
Edinburgh, EH8 9RR United Kingdom
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This free poetry-writing workshop, devised in response to Call Me Human, will be facilitated by Edinburgh-based poet Tanatsei Gambura. Participants are invited to consider the pluriverse of languages available to them and the different worlds opened up by each language. The possibilities and limitations of bilingual or multilingual imaginaries will come into focus, as well as writer W.E.B du Bois’ theory of ‘double-consciousness’. This workshop is suitable for participants who speak more than one language and self-identify as ‘thinking in different voices’. No poetry- writing experience is required.

Access: The workshop will be delivered in English as a majority consideration, not as an attempt to privilege the English language.

Please contact access@takeoneaction.org.uk if you have any questions about access for this event.

Tanatsei Gambura is a poet and cultural practitioner. She is the author of Things I Have Forgotten Before, her debut pamphlet by Bad Betty Press.

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