WAITING LIST - On Audre Lorde & Poetry is not a luxury
We dive into an eye-opening text from the Afro-American writer, poet, feminist and activist.
For the Poetry Is Not a Luxury mini-festival, we started out with the eponymous text written by the Afro-American author, poet, feminist and activist, Audre Lorde. The reading group will delve into several of her pioneering and much-discussed works, together with facilitator Aurelie Disasi and a small group of no more than 20 participants.
The investigation of these texts takes place in a place of safety: no one needs a literary background or other advanced knowledge in order to read and interpret something together. There are no precise answers, but instead, we will together be looking for questions and interpretations. For us, safe space is always an important point of departure..
Following analyses of the texts, we will try to open up the discussion and investigate what it means to engage with the work of Audre Lorde: as individuals, as well as a centre for the arts. There are a number of concepts that will pass review, including cultural appropriation, white institutions and allies.
At the end of the reading group session, we anticipate having something to eat.
At 8:30 PM, we invite all participants to join us for Spoken Word night, with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Koleka Putuma, Louis Vanhaverbeke and Samira Saleh.
Read Audre Lorde's text Poetry Is Not A Luxury.
YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST IN THE BOX OFFICE 1 HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT.