In this course, we will explore how the English language can restrict our storytelling and our imagination. We’ll consider how English and its rules influence our storytelling of the other and pushes us to repeat colonial assumptions of the ‘alien’/‘foreign’. We’ll look beyond Western rules and implement this in our writing and sharing of the ‘other.’
- When: Saturday 22 October 2022, 10am-4pm
- Where: Online
- With: Vika Mana
About the Tutor
Vika Mana is a proud Torres Strait Islander and Tongan storyteller that takes many forms. They descend from the Zagareb and Dauareb tribes of Mer Island and the village of Fahefa in Tonga. They perform poetry, write criticism, breathe life into worlds. They’ve written for Overland, The Spinoff, The Saturday Paper and several publications both at home and internationally. They also feature in Fire Front edited by Allison Whittaker and Unlimited Futures edited by Ellen van Neerven and Rafeif Ismail.