A Workshop for Immigrant & Refugee Poets
Saturday, December 4, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Free and Open to the public
(RSVP form coming soon)
As part of Poetry@Tech's Community Workshop initiative, join us for a unique craft talk & generative poetry workshop with Carolina Ebeid on Saturday, 4 December 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public. However, due to space constraints, please RSVP for the event so we may save you a spot. We will provide a link to request a spot very soon.
For more information and directions, you may contact Travis Denton, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here's more about Carolina's primary topic of discussion:
VHS tapes, recipes, birth and immunization records, letters, heirlooms, passports, a shoebox of photographs — these are among the tangible artifacts that make up the family archive. Amid the tangible, we recognize the intangible and ephemeral matter, such as oral histories, songs, missing records, objects lost in migration now only filed in memory.
How do we open a creative space for these often undervalued inventories?
In this generative workshop, we will consider this question by engaging the work of multimedia writers such as Mary-Kim Arnold and Dianna Khoi Nguyen, and by experimenting with the familial materials that we’ve gathered, how to bring these documents and objects into our writing, and how to write into that empty gaps of what’s absent from the archive.
About the Poet
Carolina Ebeid is a multimedia poet. Her first book, 'You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior' was published by Noemi Press as part of the Akrilica Series, and selected as one of ten best debuts of 2016 by Poets & Writers. Her work has been supported by the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, Bread Loaf, CantoMundo, the NEA, as well as a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.
Carolina is on faculty at the Mile-High MFA at Regis University, the bilingual MFA at the University of Texas El Paso, and Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver. A longtime editor, she currently edits poetry at The Rumpus, as well as the multimedia zine Visible Binary.
Carolina grew up in West New York, New Jersey in a Cuban and Palestinian family.