A Writing workshop with Allia E. Sadeghipour
Empowering your inner Author: How do I find Confidence in my Voice?
As womxn* and LGBT*I*QA, we constantly fight to carve out our space in the world and the creative realm is no different, but it should be. However, entering the literary world mostly dominated by cis-men, we often have doubts about the validity of our voices and the strength behind it. Additionally, as writers, creators of worlds and exposers of truths, we often question the validity of our written voice. Who are we to write about this? How does my voice add to the conversation? We are the authors of our own life script sculpting our memories and ideas to fit how we envision ourselves. What makes an empowered author is having a sense of creative control over what you make, knowing your voice, and having the confidence to share it. A writer’s voice doesn’t always start out this way, but in this workshop we present and practice writing tools to help your mind advance along with your writing. Your voice is valid and so is your literary existence.
When: 21.07.2019, 10am – 4pm
Where: Aquarium, Skalitzer Str. 6, 10999 Berlin (Accessible)
Who: Allia E. Sadeghipour
About: A.E. Sadeghipour is a doodling Iranian-American with a Surrealist outlook. She co-founded the Berlin Diaspora Society and teaches workshops for the Women Writing Berlin Lab. She won the Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction writer in 2009. Her work has been featured in: Seven Countries Poetry Anthology by Arroyo Seco Press (2017), the Berlin based magazine The Wild Word: Dream a Little Dream (2018), Berlin and Her places (2018), KCRW’s “Holiday Story Telling Special” (2018), V Series Poetry Anthology (2019) and much more. Some of you may already be familiar with her work as she has been making her way through the Berlin literary circuit. And if you are not, well then, we most definitely have to meet, and here is my strange little world: www.awerfjil.com.
The number of participants is limited, so please register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation in the workshop is free.
The main language of the workshop will be English but please don’t hesitate to inform us if you need other languages. The trainer also speaks German and we can organize translators.
This event is for Black and People of Color Queers only.
This Event is organized by Gladt e.V.