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Reading and writing circle with the poet Nawroz Zakholy

17.4—15.5 2024

How do you experience time?
What norms have shaped the society we live in?
What kind of text would you write based on a body part?
How do you view health?
What makes you sick?

In connection to the exhibition Chronos: health, access and intimacy shown at Tensta konsthall, the poet Nawroz Zakholy holds a reading and writing circle on the theme of the exhibition. We'll meet during four occasions and read different texts, discuss and do creative writing exercises. Texts are shared with the participants before each meeting.

We read texts by Julietta Singh: No Archive Will Restore You, Elain Scarry: The body in pain and Christina Crosby: A Body Undone: Living on After Great Pain and others.

Nawroz Zakholy is a writer and a poet, she has a background in linguistics and communication. She comes from Järva and has been active and conducted cultural activities for young people in the area. Zakholy has together with the scene and the movement Revolution Poetry produced and performed on i.a. Folkoperan, Parkteatern, Unga Klara and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern. In 2018, Zakholy was included in Revolution Poetry's poetry collection named Revolution Poetrys diktsamling, published by Bonnier Carlsen. In 2020, Zakholy appeared in the play Pandemipåverkade Poeter at Dramaten.

During 2020 and 2021, the literary course Att läsa och att bli läst was held at Tensta konsthall, which was later reported on in Lundströms Bokradio. In 2022 she was part of the performance POETIC (R)EVOLUTION—Symfoni Meets Spoken Word at Berwaldhallen under the direction of Nachla Libre. In the same year, one of her texts was published in the journal Vård och Värde, which also gave the title to the exhibition Med trötta ryggar och hjärtan med plats för fler which was shown at the Kalmar konstmuseum. In addition, Nawroz Zakholy has led and participated in the work with Tensta konsthall's text prize for several years. Today, she studies at Teaterlinjen, Sundbybergs Folkhögskola.

The course is free. No prior knowledge is required.
Ages: 15—25 years

Date and location:
Wednesday, 17 April at 17.00—19.00, Tensta konsthall
Wednesday, 24 April at 17.00—19.00, Tensta konsthall
Wednesday, 8 May at 17.00—18.00, Tensta Bibliotek
Wednesday, 15 May at 17.00—19.00, Tensta konsthall

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The course is a collaboartion with Tensta Bibliotek and ABF Stockholm.
Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger