Main Program | Multilingual Wordsmiths



 
27 Oct 2019 15:45 - 17:00
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NEKA Museum. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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Crafting the perfect sentence in one’s mother tongue is hard enough, without the complications that working in a second language brings. But that hasn’t stopped this panel. Not content to create in just one language, they share accounts of their personal experiences of the joys and frustrations of becoming multilingual wordsmiths.

Membuat kalimat yang sempurna dalah bahasa ibu sangatlah sulit, tanpa kompilasi yang digunakan dalam bahasa kedua. Namun, hal tersebut tidak menghentikan panel ini. Bukan konten yang dibuat hanya dalam satu bahasa, mereka berbagi kisah pengalaman pribadi mereka mengenai kegembiraan dan rasa frustasi saat menjadi perangkai kata multibahasa.

 

Featuring

Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes is a writer, researcher and poet from Lalibela, Ethiopia. He lives in Perth, Australia lecturing on human rights at Curtin University. His Amharic poetry has featured in print, on stage and …


Jamie Marina Lau

Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and artist. Her debut novel Pink Mountain on Locust Island was published in 2018 by Brow Books. She is currently working on her next …


Rodaan Al Galidi

Poet and writer Rodaan Al Galidi was born in Iraq and trained as a civil engineer. He has lived in the Netherlands since 1998. As an undocumented asylum seeker he taught himself Dutch. He has published nine books …


Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. She explores ideas of Indigenous culture and language, belonging to landscape, and colonialism. She’s also written about ideas of …



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