Found in Translation: Writing Across Differences *NEW*

I have crossed an ocean
I have lost my tongue
From the root of the old one
A new one has strung
(Grace Nichols)

In Found in Translation, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, and intentionally code-switch. We will then respond creatively to these readings by stretching the contours of our writing practice, and experiment with English and every other language we feel drawn to. We will take seriously the original meaning of the prefix "trans" as "across", and create new writing at the intersections of ethnic and cultural identities (we all have these!), personal and world histories, native and adopted languages, rooted and grafted homes.
Instructor: Marika Preziuso
Check out the showcasing of poems by some students and the instructor of the summer term 2020 class: https://www.facebook.com/thecambridgecenter/videos/1150838832102101/

Sections

ACRO-SP21.01

Friday, 5-7pm. May 14

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Instructors: Marika Preziuso

ACRO-SU21.01

Start Date

August 12, 2021

Time

5:30pm

Location

Online

Cost

$60.00

Availability

10

Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm. Aug. 12

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Instructors: Marika Preziuso

Instructor

Marika Preziuso

Marika Preziuso, PhD, is Associate Professor of World Literature and Writing at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her teaching is very informed by an understanding of cultural differences in the classroom. As a published poet and RYT yoga and meditation instructor, Marika leads community workshops specifically for creatives who straddle languages, cultures, and complex personal histories, to rekindle their creative flow through the practices of meditation, journaling, story-telling and verse in translation. www.marikapreziuso.com