A creative writing workshop with the title 'Alternative Languages, Alternative Selves: Exploring Language as Creative Material' will be offered on Wednesday November 14th, 2018, by Steven Tagle (Writer; Fulbright alumni).
This workshop is going to take place at Room 112 (Old Philosophy Building, AUTh) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (email@example.com)
We use language every day, almost unconsciously. Only once we step outside the comfort zone of our native language can we begin to see how much we are shaped, culturally and psychologically, by the words we use. If we think of language as a material like bronze or marble, we become makers of language, ποιητές γλωσσών. Ηow does the material of language—its sonic texture and syntax, the histories and resonances of its words—affect the way we think and express ourselves? Do we present different versions of ourselves in English και στα Ελληνικά? And what opportunities might arise from our incomplete understanding of another language? In this workshop, participants will examine their personal relationship to language, particularly to English and Greek. We’ll begin with readings and exercises that play with the creative space between languages, and then participants will investigate the effects of language in their lives through writing. This collaborative workshop will help participants develop their communication and presentation skills, learn to make conscious decisions about language use, build English proficiency, and strengthen their writing style and process.
Steven Tagle is a writer, photographer, and philhellene. He is the recipient of an Asian American Writers' Workshop Margins Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship to Greece, and a Soros Fellowship for New Americans. A recent graduate of the UMass Amherst MFA Program, he has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, New Delta Review, Spork, The Rumpus, and LIFO. Originally from California, he now lives in Thessalonki, Greece.