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The Polyglot: Monthly Multilingual Art Lab
February 5, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ESTBy donation
The Polyglot and Laberinto Press are teaming up to offer a monthly Multilingual Art Lab!
This is a space where writers, artists, and translators share their experiments with one another. Similar to a tertulia or salon, we will gather to discuss, learn, and enjoy each other’s company. The lab was born out of overwhelming community response to The Polyglot’s past events, as well as writing workshops in March 2019 and February 2021.
The Multilingual Art Lab includes four Zoom gatherings that will take place on the first Saturday of the month at 11am MST or 7pm CET and run for approximately two hours.
This lab runs on a Pay What You Can Model—from $0 to $80 CAD. You must choose an option to register and receive the Zoom link. Any contribution helps The Polyglot stay afloat in these challenging pandemic times. In return, you will have access to a nourishing community of multilingual creatives, from whom you will receive feedback, advice, resources, and virtual abrazos. But we also understand that this may be the most challenging year for you, so we do not want money to be a barrier.
Once you register, there is no pressure to attend every lab. If you have to miss a session, come a little late, or duck out early, please do not stress. This is a relaxed and supportive online environment.
Our Multilingual Art Lab is open to any artist, writer, or translator from anywhere in the world.
Come ready to share your art. That can be: poetry, flash fiction, translations, paintings, collages,, songs, dance, and more. While English might be the main “carrier” language of our lab, you can share your artwork in any language and we will honour and learn from it.
Be kind, respectful, and mindful of others’ time and work. Only provide feedback when asked. Be clear about what you’re looking for: constructive editing feedback, publishing/exhibition advice, translation advice, a dialogue based on questions you have, resources on a certain topic, etc.
The lab seeks to become an inclusive, accessible, and empowering space for polyglot writers, translators, and artists. We welcome feedback to better serve our creative community and make the lab more equitable. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, any oppressive language or behaviours (i.e. racist, linguicist, misogynist, ableist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, ageist, xenophobic, etc.) will not be tolerated.