Writing Workshop for Asylum Seekers and Refugees with acclaimed poet, Eric Ngalle Charles

Please see message below from Charlotte Rogers, Outreach Officer for Swansea Council / Dylan Thomas Centre:

“Hello all,

There are still places available for our fantastic and FREE writing workshop with Eric Ngalle Charles on Wednesday at the Dylan Thomas Centre. We are happy to accommodate last-minute drop-ins but if any groups are planning on attending we would encourage you to let us know numbers so that we can adequately prepare the room.

Swansea bus tickets will be reimbursed after completion of the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you!”

Writing Workshop for Asylum Seekers and Refugees with acclaimed poet, Eric Ngalle Charles

FREE EVENT with reimbursed travel*

October 4th 2017, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Children welcome

We are very excited to offer a FREE writing workshop for asylum seekers and refugees with the published poet, dramatist and novelist, Eric Ngalle Charles. Having come to the UK in 1999, Eric now runs writing workshops that specifically consider the trauma of the refugee experience.

Eric is an experienced tutor with an impressive dedication to the arts. In collaboration with Hafan books, he has co-edited and published several poetry anthologies by refugees, migrants and indigenous artists. His memoirs are due to be published by Parthian books in 2018. He is also the founder of Black Entertainment Wales, an organisation that showcases the work of BME artists.

To book your place please call 01792463980 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/dylanthomas

The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, SA1 1RR

* Bus tickets will be reimbursed at reception after the completion of the workshop. Taxis and other modes of transport will not be refunded. Swansea area only.

 

Gweithdy Ysgrifennu ar gyfer Ceiswyr Lloches a Ffoaduriaid gyda’r bardd clodwiw Eric Ngalle Charles

DIGWYDDIAD AM DDIM gyda chostau teithio’n cael eu had-dalu*

4 Hydref 2017, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Croeso i blant

Rydym yn gyffrous iawn i gynnig gweithdy ysgrifennu AM DDIM i geiswyr lloches a ffoaduriaid gyda Eric Ngalle Charles, sydd wedi cyhoeddi gwaith fel bardd, dramodydd a nofelydd. Ar ôl dod i’r DU ym 1999, mae Eric bellach yn cynnal gweithdai ysgrifennu sy’n ystyried yn benodol drawma’r profiad o fod yn ffoadur.

Mae Eric yn diwtor profiadol y mae ei ymrwymiad i’r celfyddydau’n drawiadol. Ar y cyd â Llyfrau Hafan, mae wedi cyd-olygu a chyhoeddi sawl blodeugerdd gan ffoaduriaid, mewnfudwyr ac artistiaid brodorol. Caiff ei hunangofiant ei gyhoeddi gan Parthian Books yn 2018. Ef yw sylfaenydd Black Entertainment Wales, sefydliad sy’n tynnu sylw at waith artistiaid o leiafrifoedd ethnig a du.

Er mwyn cadw lle, ffoniwch 01792463980 neu ewch i www.ticketsource.co.uk/dylanthomas

Canolfan Dylan Thomas, Somerset Place SA1 1RR

* Caiff costau tocynnau bws eu had-dalu yn y dderbynfa ar ôl cwblhau’r gweithdy. Ni chaiff costau tacsis a dulliau cludiant eraill eu had-dalu. Ardal Abertawe’n unig.

 

Charlotte Rogers

Swyddog Allgymorth

Outreach Officer

The Dylan Thomas Centre

www.dylanthomas.com

 

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Hafan Books

EVENT cancelled on Thursday 26 May – due to clash with Swansea Poetry Slam.

Hafan Books (the publishing project allied with Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group) will be at the Slam.

All welcome. Entry free. Books for sale!  Recently published:

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  • You and Me Two by Alhaji Sheku Kamara  love poems for Aminata and for all lovers, everywhere, in west African reggae style
  • Zola’s Story by Zola Gidi – a few years ago, Zola successfully resisted attempts by the Home Office to deport her to South Africa, with massive popular support in Swansea. Here she tells her story
  • Asylum by Eric Ngalle Charles – a disturbing documentary drama: what happens to an asylum seeker whose story is not believed

Also, new poetry pamphlets in the ‘Boiled String’ series:

  • Stars by Childe Roland (black on dark grey, limited edition)
  • Six of Clubs by Childe Roland (grey on white, limited edition)
  • Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words by Nia Davies: experimental poetry about language, power, gender and violence
  • Teint: for the Bièvre / pour la Bièvre by Zoë Skoulding and Jean Portante: experimental poetry about hidden Paris, memory and dreams, with translations into French

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Revisiting ‘Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales’

Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales was published back in 2003 to raise awareness about the plight of refugees in Wales.

Its launch was covered by a BBC news article Asylum seekers and refugees in print, with the following extract:

I Feel Like Nobody Here by Maxson Sahr Kpakio

Feel like nobody here, ashamed, like everybody
Hates me,
But they don’t know me, they really
Don’t know who I am either,
Only they know what they read in the
Newspapers about me
And that is not me.
I feel like nobody here,
Despite the torture and persecution I managed
To escape from home, in search
Of a land of peace and respect for
Human rights, as soon as I got in,
I was put into detention centre,
And the newspapers did the rest.

If you are interested in reading more, you can find the book at Amazon here: Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales.