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Poetry workshop with Brazilian poet, educator and activist, Élida Lima

July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Art for Humanity will be hosting a dynamic poetry workshop for poets, writers, artists, creatives, and students at DUT and beyond. If interested, please send an email with a short bio and contact details to Thobekile Mbanda at admin@artforhumanity.co.za. Please not that space is limited.

The proposed workshop aims to look at the definition and practice of poetry as an art form accessible to all; as part of this there will be a presentation, introduction and translation of a selection of contemporary Brazilian and Latin American poetry; presentation of the process of editing books of poetry and poetry anthologies. The workshop offers a sensitive environment for learning and exchange, and for the reading of poems, as well as looking at performance dynamics, games, and games as didactic resources. We will also look at performance dynamics for creating both individual and collective poems, editing, publishing and beyond.

Event details:

Date: 22 – 24 July 2019 (9am – 1pm)

RSVP: Thobekile Mbanda: admin@artforhumanity.co.za.

Élida Lima is a writer, editor, activist and teacher. Born and raised in Belém, an important capital of the Amazon, she has lived in São Paulo she has lived in São Paulo since 2008. Lima completed a Bachelor in Social Communication from the University of Amazonia (2005), a Master Degree (2012) and is currently completing her PhD studies in Clinical Psychology at the Subjectivity Studies Center of PUC-SP, under the guidance of the philosopher Peter Pál Pelbart. She is the author of Letters to Max: affective threshold of Max Martins’ work (Invisíveis Produções, 2013), considered “one of the most creative and surprising essays of literary criticism in Brazil in recent years”. She is editor of the booksSinhá Rosa: poems by Maurinete Lima, and the bestselling Antologia Trans: 30 trans, transvestite, and non-binary poets, with much of the poems created in poetry workshops led by Lima. From 2014 to 2017, she participated actively in nationally articulated feminist collectives. Currently, she develops doctoral research in the area of intersectional feminism and racial identities. Nowadays, she also performs Tarot therapy, Hatha Yoga and Access® Bars.


July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am
July 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


Art For Humanity
031 373 6610
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Art For Humanity
City Campus, DUT, Anton Lembede Street
Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4001 South Africa
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031 373 6610
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