Conference Schedule 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Resist the Erasure of Our [Im]Migrant Roots with María Luisa Arroyo
Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Experimental, Hybrid, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Regional Literature, Translation, World Literature
Tags: Immigration, Migration, Erasure, Language
About the Session
Every single poet has complex roots – whether his/her/their family has lived in the States for generations or arrived here recently. This session provides poets the space and freedom to generate material that examines their cultural and linguistic identities in a safe environment. This workshop gives us permission to write about our roots, to learn more about how to use code-switching, and to become mindful of the musical friction and affinities between our English accents and Standard American English.