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//Words as Images//. Workshop with the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf

Words as Images. Workshop with the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf

08.08.2020 at 12–1.30 pm

Published at:04.08.2020

On Saturday 8 August at 12 noon, young people and adults are invited to the MOCAK Arcade for a workshop led by the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf.

The participants in the joint activities will have the opportunity to reflect on the nature of language and image, and get acquainted with the Arabic language and culture as well as the works of Kholoud Charaf. We will create new entries for the Polish-Arabic Dictionary!

Prebook on: edukacja@mocak.pl or by phone: 12 263 40 35 (Tue – Sat, 11am – 7 pm). Please arrive in the MOCAK Arcade 10 min before the start. The workshop will be conducted in a small group, in accordance with the antivirus precautions, the details of which you can find on https://www.mocak.pl/regulamin-zwiedzania-muzeum, under MOCAK Visitor’s Guidelines.

We are also pleased to announce that as part of the Villa Decius Institute of Culture publishing series under the patronage of UNESCO’s Krakow City of Literature programme, the Polish edition of Kholoud Charaf’s Powrót do Gór. Dziennik w cieniu wojny (The Return to the Mountains: A Diary in the Shadow of War) just been published in Polish, translated by Marek Dean. The launch of the book will take place in the Villa Decius on 26 July 2020 at 5 pm.

Kholoud Charaf – Syrian poet and writer, ICORN programme resident writer. She has been living in Krakow since 2018, working closely with MOCAK. She has written the volumes  The Remains of a Butterfly (2016) and The Reversed Sky (2019) and the book The Return to the Mountains: A Diary in the Shadow of War (2019), which brought her the most important prize of the Arabic world of literature –and the book The Return to the Mountains: A Diary in the Shadow of War (2019), which brought her a prestigious Arabic literary prize – the Ibn Battuty Award.

The event takes place as part of the project Twentieth / Twenty First Century: History, Art, Education