Poetry as Decolonization Workshop
December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Using poetry as a form of decolonization is rooted in the oral history of Inuit. Many of our stories, histories, and sciences are portrayed through ancient songs passed down from generation. By combining artistry with poetic devices, we are able to share emotion, knowledge, and ourselves with the world around us, which are vital components of navigating neo-colonial societies. The workshop will consist of an introduction, some poetry tips and thoughts, before a session focused on writing before opening the space for people to share their words if they want.
Facilitated by Killaq Shayna Enuaraq-Strauss (@enuaraq)
Care packages will be sent to participants!
Registration Link: https://canadianroots.ca/poetry-decolonization-workshop-2022/
Meet the facilitator:
Killaq Enuaraq-Strauss (They/She/He) is a 26-year-old storyteller, activist, and soon-to-be student from Iqaluit, Nunavut. Her writing is greatly informed by traditional knowledge, the environment, and how these things relate to existing in a neo-colonial society. In January they will return to school to study Creative Writing in order to hone his artform and become inspired by new, exciting endeavors. Currently, their main focus is poetry, which they use as a way to understand the intersection of cultural identities within herself, rooted in their love of being Inuk, Jewish, and queer.