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Wee Words: Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé
November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A conversation in poetry
An evening of poetry, written and read by Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé. The first in the occasional Wee Words series, which features Wild Goose Publications authors, with Master of Ceremonies, Neil Paynter.
In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. From sub-Saharan Africa and conflicts across the Middle East bodies moved, died or survived. Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé were working together in Ghana at the time, which is where their conversation in poetry began. In an echoing call and response they offer words for these times of war; ways of wondering what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.
Alison Phipps is UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow; and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network.
Tawona Sitholé is a Zimbabwean writer and musician. He is Poet in Residence with the UNESCO Chair programme of Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and is co-founder of Seeds of Thought, which promotes creative writing and performance.
Neil Paynter is Project & Coracle Editor for Wild Goose Publications, the publishing department of the Iona Community.
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Cost: Suggested donation £4.00.
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm.
Venue: 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP, Scotland.
Access to the event space is via one step. Inside there is a low-stepped ramp. We are happy to provide assistance.
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