Multilingual Creative Writing Workshop for Women

Multilingual Creative Writing Workshop for Women

When: 
Thu, 01/01/2015 to Sun, 05/31/2015
Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature organized a multilingual writing workshop for women that took place over a period of five months in 2015. Women of Icelandic and forein origin living in Iceland came together to create literary texts. Designed and facilitated by foreign-born Icelandic resident and internationally renowned author Angela Rawlings, the workshop became a platform for women with a wide range of writing experience and twenty-three distinct languages to explore their voices in a supportive and professional environment. This event was in line with The Reykjavik City of Literature‘s goal: to make the voices of immigrant women in Iceland heard and to ease their way into the local literary scene. The City of Literature will continue working with the group and their creations will be part of the Reykjavik Reads Festival in the fall of 2015. As a result of the workshop, prose and poetry in multiple languages has emerged, and a number of these texts will be translated into Icelandic and performed and published in different formats within the festival
 
Contact:
Kristín Viðarsdóttir

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