Brave or necessary? The battles that choose us
|Wednesday 5th December||10:00-11:00||LG 40 Lecture Theatre 1|
...Once the elephant in the room went missing, and it wasn’t found with the widest of search parties.
We are not united by our beliefs as much by our discrimination and segregation, our melanin of distress, our genome of disquietude, and it is better we realize the common hashtags we are categorized under.
Even if we reclaim our narrative, our pens, our ink, our pages, our printing houses and bookshops, we still write only one-fourth of our biographies. One-half, if you are persistent.
The tug being not of narration but ownership and agency then that is under the lock and key of the Other’s narration. In an age where thresholds of violence have increased with philosophical trade-offs, mental strength, and artistic distractions, imagination doesn’t blur reality’s lines as much as rescues it.
Because the dichotomy of living in this house has become such that there can be no divorce or premature departure... other than death...
Individual session tickets: $18 Full Price // $15 Concession.
This session is also included in a day pass or a 3 day program pass. Day Pass: $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Program Pass: $120 Full Price // $100 Concession.
Rochelle Potkar is an alumna of Iowa International Writing Program (2015) and the Charles Wallace Writer’s fellowship (2017). She is the author of The Arithmetic of breasts, Four Degrees of Separation, and numerous other stories. Her poem The girl from Lal Bazaar was shortlisted for the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize in 2018, while Place won an honorable mention at Asian Cha’s Auditory Cortex, Skirt was made into a poetry film by Philippa Collie Cousins for the Visible Poetry Project, To Daraza won the 2018 Norton Girault Literary Prize in poetry and War Specials garnered a 1st Runner up in the The Great Indian Poetry Contest of 2018. Rochelle was editor of the Goan-Irish anthology, Goa: a garland of poems with transcreations by Gabriel Rosenstock that included The Collected Works of Joseph Furtado - Golden Goa! and Songs in Exile. Her reviews have appeared in Wasafiri, Indian Literature, Asian Cha, and Chandrabhaga while her latest book Paper Asylum has received encouraging reviews.
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This session is also included as part of a day pass or three day program pass. Day Pass - $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Gives access to all session on the day of your selection, excluding workshops.
Full three day program pass - $120 Full Price // $100 Concession. Gives access to all sessions excluding workshops.