Seeding Resistance: Poetry Workshop on Climate Justice and Land Resilience

14/06/2024

18:00

Seeding Resistance: Poetry Workshop on Climate Justice and Land Resilience

Explore the power of words to sow seeds of change in this bilingual poetry workshop, responding to the themes of climate change.

'Menanam adalah melawan.' [To plant is to resist.'] -Widodo, Union of Kulon Progo Coastal Land Farmers

Explore the power of words to sow seeds of change in this bilingual poetry workshop, responding to the themes of climate change, land justice, and indigenous resilience showcased in the Hear the Seeds Sing exhibition at Fusion Arts.

Image description: An Asian woman with black hair tied back, smiling with dark lipstick, wearing a black and white daster, against a white background. Next to her is the cover of the book amuk (Nine Arches Press).

Led by acclaimed poet Khairani Barokka, participants will delve into creative expression,whether in Bahasa Indonesia or English(meaning bilingual writers and English-only writers are both welcome), crafting verses in response to environmental challenges and indigenous responses to environmental damage and food security. Join us to cultivate a poetic dialogue that transcends borders and nurtures awareness of our interconnectedness with the land.

Khairani Barokka will also be available to sign books after the workshop

Friday 14th June, 6-8pm (with comfort breaks every 25 minutes), Fusion Arts, Gloucester Green, Oxford

About Khairani Barokka

Khairani Barokka is a poet, writer, artist, translator and editor from Jakarta. In 2023, Okka was shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Okka’s work has been presented widely internationally, and centres disability justice as anticolonial praxis, environmental justice, and access as translation. Among her honours, she has been a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change, a Delfina Foundation Associate Artist, an Artforum Must-See, and Associate Artist at the UK’s National Centre for Writing. Her latest books are Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches), shortlisted for the 2022 Barbellion Prize, and 2024’s amuk (Nine Arches).

This event is supported by Oxfordshire County Council, through CAG Oxfordshire's Great Big Green Week Small Grants Programme as part of the #ClimateActionOxfordshire campaign.

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