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Found in Translation: Writing Across Differences *Online* *NEW*

August 12 @ 5:30 pm

 |  $60

Details

Date:
August 12
Time:
5:30 pm
Cost:
$60
Event Category:
Website:
https://ccae.org/classes/offering/2781/found-in-translation-writing-across-differences-new

Venue

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
42 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Organizer

CCAE
Phone:
617-547-6789
Email:
info@ccae.org
Website:
ccae.org
About

I have crossed an ocean
I have lost my tongue
From the root of the old one
A new one has strung
(Grace Nichols)

In Found in Translation, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, and intentionally code-switch. We will then respond creatively to these readings by stretching the contours of our writing practice, and experiment with English and every other language we feel drawn to. We will take seriously the original meaning of the prefix “trans” as “across”, and create new writing at the intersections of ethnic and cultural identities (we all have these!), personal and world histories, native and adopted languages, rooted and grafted homes.
Instructor: Marika Preziuso
Check out the showcasing of poems by some students and the instructor of the summer term 2020 class: https://www.facebook.com/thecambridgecenter/videos/1150838832102101/