Taalifkat Tudunya, which translates from Woloff as “writers in the world,” is a ten-day MASTERS level writing and arts workshop for up to 28 writers and artists hosted in collaboration with Pirogue and the Gorée Institute on Gorée Island, Senegal. Our next workshop dates are January 5 – January 15, 2012.
Four workshops in poetry, prose, visual arts and texts will be led by world renowned writers and visual artists and will be complemented by African academics and/or local creative practitioners. Together, these instructors form the Faculty.
Students will stay in one of the Institute’s tranquil residences on Gorée Island (www.goreeinstitute.org) working in small cohorts to allow for ample opportunity to meet one-on-one with their instructors. In addition to joint public readings and exchanges with local associations of women, artists, writers and activists, we will caravan to other regions within Senegal via ferry, to local universities and to museums.
Examples of themes that will be addressed in the 2012 workshops: Translation, African languages, African thought systems, Revolutions, Mixed Media: the interaction between visual arts and literature, poetry and prose writing.
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