This workshop explores the concept of pluralism within the self, with a focus on language, embodied cultures and cultural plurality. Sign up here!
Please be mindful when booking. This is a workshop for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).
Writing With All of Me: Pluralism Within the Self
Join Titilayo Farukuoye for this free, 2-hour, online workshop!
As a multi-lingual writer and person who carries numerous cultures within herself, Titilayo Farukuoye observes the hesitation, imposed limitations and even self-censorship in her writing practice. Some questions she often thinks about include: If I actively mix my influences, will people still understand or relate? Will I appear authentic if I let out my Austrian-Yoruba self while I indulge in the Scottish West and East coast divide?
This workshop seeks to create an environment where creatives of all levels feel embraced to bring (more of) their experiences into their work linguistically and culturally. Participants will be invited to explore through writing and sharing the phrases one can borrow from a lost family tongue, shifts in language used between partners, in white spaces, places of worship, etc.
Essential items include: access to the internet, and a working camera and mic
- A max of 15 spaces, open to writers in all genres at all levels
- This workshop will be hosted online using Webex (instructions will be sent to participants closer to workshop date)
- Through discussions and exercises on cultural identity, pluralism and language, participants will be encouraged to write and share their work.
- The workshop includes a 10-15min comfort break
- Our free events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
- All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
Access & Tech
To participate in the online event, you will need:
- a good internet/wi-fi connection
- a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone to join by audio and video
- Please email your access requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Titilayo Farukuoye is an Austrian-Nigerian writer, organiser and anti-racist educator based in Glasgow. Titilayo is passionate about issues of identity, social justice, and the climate. Continuously building their decolonial practice, Titilayo aspires to dismantle oppressive structures and to transcend race and gender constructs. ‘In Wolf’s Skin’, a film poem by Titilayo recently featured at Fringe of Colour Films.