- Saturday, 6th July 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Burgage Hall
Located in Church Lane – the cobbled lane between the The Market House and St Michael’s and All Angels Church. Ramp access but the cobbled lane is hard work in a wheelchair. Please notify in advance if you require wheelchair access. 60 minute on-street car parking in High Street and The Homend. Pay and Display car parks off Bye Street and Bridge Street.
How does poetry emerge from one of the largest refugee camps in the world? What is artistic expression to a traumatised, displaced people, often denied the most basic education? I am a Rohingya is the launch of the first anthology of Rohingya poetry published in English (Arc Publications, 2019). Editors Shehzar Doja and James Byrne discuss their experiences of running writing workshops in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, where over one million people survive in precarious conditions having fled persecution in Myanmar. Modern Poetry in Translation editor Clare Pollard, who commissioned an initial feature of Rohingya poetry earlier this year, will convene this event. There will also be film of two Rohingyan poets, Thida Shania and Farooq Pacifist. *Unfortunately Mayyu Ali is unable now to attend this event due to personal reasons.
- this event is included in the weekend package