* * WWBL January Meet & Greet: A Women's Talk Edition #2 * *
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After the great success of our December Meet & Greet with a fantastic speech by Valentina and Serita, we are happy to invite you to the second edition of our «A Women's Talk» Edition #2.
We are going to meet at the lovely Wonder coworking space in Prenzlauer Berg on Monday, 14th January from 6.30 pm!
Allia Sadeghipour will be opening the new year hosting a talk on the topic "(Ms)placed and (Ms)taken — A discussion by women for womxn about the importance of having the courage to follow your own paths, expectations, and motivations and the value of writing about our travels and turmoils".
Rhea Ramjohn will lead a talk on the topic ""(Ms)placed: why the travelling womxn must write."
How are our writing styles influenced by travel experiences? Beyond the holiday? Beyond the destination read?
What are the dynamics of being a travelling writer vs. a migrating writer? How is your writing style influenced new landscapes? By new abodes? By language?
As part of the Women's Writing Lab Berlin, I'll be presenting & initiating the discussion about the importance and the dynamics of the travelling womxn's voice!
We're looking forward to meeting you there and share some thoughts about our next Talk topics!!!
Curious to learn more about Allia and Rhea?
Take a look at their Bio here below ♥
Rhea Ramjohn is a creative writer from Trinidad via Boston and Berlin. She writesvernacular- lyrical poetry and stories about migration, social justice, and the mysticism that is nature, displacement, and love. In 2018 she completed her novel The Art of Hoping, and is currently working on her poetry chapbook. In addition to being the founder of the creative arts exchange group WA(i)VE – Women of color Artists in Vernacular Expression, she is also the creator of Berlin’s 1 st all women of color podcast, Tanti Talks. She is also the co-host of the monthly Berlin poetry event, The Poetic Groove, where she indulges in her addiction to microphones, music, laughter, and the poetry community. For serenity from her millennial double consciousness, Rhea finds comfort and inspiration on long walks with her dog, in the re-circulated air of an airplane, and in dissecting her favourite scripts of stage and screen.
email: [email protected]
fb: @RheaRamjohnWriter fb.me/RheaRamjohnWriter
«When I was a little girl, a spirit followed me to Las Vegas.
Running alongside the moving truck,
it's legs twisting into wings, it howled,
'Write damn you!'»
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) 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: awerfjil.com.