Online: All the Words in the World with Fióna Bolger

Online: All the Words in the World with Fióna Bolger

Starts: Mon 27 Apr 2020
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Cost: €130/€110

Use the discount code WORDS20 for €20 off your purchase for this course.

Our heads are full of words we rarely use. Tap into that reservoir and dig for those half-forgotten phrases. Embrace the plurilingual, bringing freshness to your work outside of the monolingual bubble. You may even learn some new words! 

Puncture the monolingual bubble, break down language barriers and dip into the deep reservoir of words you carry within. Shaped by your experiences, your inner-vocabulary offers a fresh perspective that will bring new power to your work. We will move between languages. By the end of the course, you will have brought almost forgotten words out to play, found connections and stories once lost between languages, and, perhaps, have learned some new words along the way. Word lovers welcome.

Plurilingualism here is used to denote the ability to move between languages, without the pressure to be fluent in all of them. 

For examples of plurilingual writing (prose and poetry) please see the work of Amitav Ghosh (Ibis Trilogy), Fatima Asghar and Vahni Capildeo. 

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact fionabolgerpoetry@gmail.com. ‘

Fióna Bolger is an experienced facilitator and poet. She has co-facilitated Dublin Writers’ Forum for the past eight years. She has run workshops for Rathmines Writers’ Workshop, Airfield Writers, Dundrum Writeaway Group as well as IISc. Madras, India, English Department. She has worked with Mother Tongues Festival to bring plurilingual workshops to the Dublin public in both 2018 and 2019.

She has published a grimoire, The Geometry of Love Between the Elements (PB Press, 2013), edited an anthology of poetry between Irish and Indian poets, All the Worlds Between (Yoda Press, 2017) and her own first collection, a compound of words (Yoda Press, 2019). Her work has appeared in The Brown Critique, Poetry Bus, Southword, Poetry Ireland Review, The Chattahoochee Review and the anthology Wretched Strangers (Boiler House, 2018) among others. 

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