Arab Women Artists Now — AWAN festival in partnership with The Book Club is pleased to present Re-Sisters.
What is it like to be an Arab woman writing today? Why is what we do important? How do we use words as transgressive weapons? And what does it mean to resist through poetry?
These are some of the questions that Farah Aridi, Yomn al Kaisi, Tasneim Zyada, and Yasmine Bendjoudi will be addressing.
The event will feature live performances from the four poets who will speak of war, personal and collective, of being a woman (poet), of poetry and art, of spaces and the city, of sexuality and the Arab female body, and of being in/out-of-place.
The performance and the panel will be followed by a Q&A session
— AWAN, which is about to enter its 4th edition, showcases the work of contemporary Arab women artists in the UK, Europe and beyond, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to celebrate, be informed and network whilst exposing new audiences to the work of these often marginalized artists, providing a platform to present the work of Arab Women Artists.
— The Book Club fuses lively, creative events and late night drinking seven days a week with an alternative menu of brain-teasing and mind-expanding thought for food.
Two spacious floors of a former Victorian warehouse on Leonard Street have been kitted out for eating, drinking, thinking, meeting and dancing.
The Book Club presents an eclectic ongoing programme of events and social activities in art, music, film, fashion, philosophy, design, science, and the odd spot of craft. The line-up includes special screenings and cross platform club nights showcasing new creative talent through to informal evening classes and talks by a host of eclectic and interesting thinkers.
The Book Club is a Mothership Group venue.
AWAN is produced by Arts Canteen and supported by Arts Council England, Aramex and Rich Mix London