6&7 June 2019

WHAT IS 

QUEER

WRITING?

ATHENS

Programme

 WIQW: Athens International Queer Poetry Gathering

[at Karori 6, near Monastiraki Station]

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Thursday [6/6/2019]


18:00-19:15
Writing Against Identity

S. Panopoulou - Identity, body and fluidity in queer romantic relationships and families: Maggie Nelson’s autobiography The Argonauts

Macklin Kowal - Writing as a space of imagining radical new futures through deliberate eccentricity
Fag Tips - Queer writing as a practice of illegibility. 


19:30-20:45
Embodiment in text
Angelica Sgouros - Friendship as a Way of Life, Or, Reading as an Act of Care
Lara Papadaki - The horror of pulsating stomachs. Writing the bulimic practice
D. Mortimer - How do Gender and Disability intersect? A Creative-Critical Study

Ceylan Begüm Yıldız & Alexandra König - In good company: Poetry of recuperation

21:00-22:30
Political Autofictions
Sailesh Naidu - Unearthing the Layers of Queer Intimacy
Steven G. Tagle - An autobiographical note
Ahmad Awadalla - Another German

Friday [7/6/2019]


19:00 - 20:30
Fragments of Historiography
Marita Vyrgioti   - The Masks and Masquerades in the Closets of Joan Riviere and Frantz Fanon: Decolonial Queer Writing and Unknowability 

George Spathis - A Crack in Invisibility: Poetics of (queer) activism in the modern Greek literature of the 80’s
Keeyaa Chaurey - Homosexual tragedy begins in the world, but it takes root in the person”: Postcolonial Queer Loneliness and the Emptied Archive. 
Aggeliki Sifaki - Were Sappho and Kavafis Made Like Me? Or Why Homonationalism Still Remains All Greek to Sexuality Scholars in Greece

21:00 - 22:30
Queer Poetry Internationale - Poetry Slam
[line-up tbc]

Installations:

Dimitra Ioannou - Hack All Genders (video)

Peter Max Lawrence - Whimper (video)


 

 

ABOUT US

Queer Ink is an Athens-based independent publishing initiative aiming at producing, publishing and promoting printed and electronic material on feminist and queer politics and creativity. Queer Ink is both invested in publishing books that open up political and theoretical discussions around its core topics and at the same time aims at promoting literature produced by gender, sexual and other minorities. 

 

 

 

 

 

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