translating [x] workshops [TAMIL] 2022-2023

translating [x] workshops [TAMIL] 2022-2023

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NOTE: (Changed) dates for Series 2 (2023): Feb 25, March 4, March 11

A few spots are still available for those unable to join us for Series 1. Please fill out form- the purple link - below and 'buy' a free workshop. We'll be in touch...

This 2-part ONLINE workshop series with Nedra Rodrigo and Geetha Sukumaran will explore the following questions:

How can translation enable more complex understandings of decolonial, anti-racist practice?

Which texts allow us to bring the precolonial and the present into conversation?

What are the effects of terrain, movement, food, labour and resistance on Tamil literatures?

Transliterations and bridge-texts will support participants with limited fluency in Tamil.

      SERIES 1: Saturdays 11 am-1pm EST | Nov 12, 19, 26 | 2022 

      SERIES 2: Saturdays 11am-1pm EST | Feb 25, March 4, March 11 | 2023

      CELEBRATION: April 2023 with the Tam Fam Lit Jam

      We ask participants to commit to active participation in both Series 1 & Series 2 so we can build community and work together on a collective zine project. Limited to 15 participants per workshop. BIPOC participants based in Ontario will be prioritized.

      All workshops are FREE and ONLINE. To reserve your spot, and to request any accommodations if needed, please fill out this form  by Feb 10, 2022:



      NEDRA RODRIGO is a translator, academic, event curator, and the founder of the Tam Fam Lit Jam and the Tamil Studies Symposium at York University. Her published translations include three novels from Devakanthan's quintet Prison of Dreams, a memoir In the Shadow of the Sword, as well as poetry from Tamil. Her critical and creative work has appeared in Canadian and international journals and magazines.

      GEETHA SUKUMARAN is a poet, scholar, and bilingual translator. She is the translator of Ahilan’s Then There Were No Witnesses, and has translated Sylvia Plath into English. She recently collaborated with Ahilan and the artist Vaidheki on Tea: A Concoction of Dissonance. She is the founder of the Conflict and Food Studies initiative at York University.

      *We're grateful for funding support from Ontario's ARAH program, and encouragement and support from YCAR, UTSC-Tamil Worlds Initiative and MCIS. We will celebrate participants' work with the Tam Fam Lit Jam