Online Program // Distance and Displacement // Poetry and Prose Workshop
February 25 and 26, 2022Join KathaSatha and Queens Memory for an online prose and poetry writing workshop inspired by St. John’s University’s Yeh Art Gallery exhibition, Moon Over Kathmandu, which showcases the abstract paintings of the late Nepali artist and polymath, Lain Singh Bangdel.
Distance and Displacement is a workshop designed for writers to take inspiration from a variety of creative genres and mediums to explore their personal experiences of belonging, exclusion, relocation and transformation. The workshop will start with a brief virtual tour of Bangdel’s exhibition. Then, participants will be led through a series of low-stakes generative exercises to land on a piece of their own original writing that may sit in conversation with an artwork in view. There will be space to share written works for feedback. The workshop is led by Muna Gurung, writer, educator and translator based in Nepal.
No prior writing experience required.
Interested participants must fill out the registration form.
The workshop is virtual and will be two and a half hours long. Full attendance for the duration of the workshop is required. The workshop will run on 2/25 an again on 2/26. Participants can only sign up for one session.
Image: Lain Singh Bangdel, Moon over Kathmandu, 1962, oil on canvas, 32 x 22”. Collection of Mervin Stevens.