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NOMADOLOGY REDUX
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

NOMADOLOGY REDUX

THE SCIENCE OF DISRUPTIVE SYNERGIES

The Nomadology Project continues with an open discussion on potential nomadological collaborations based in Cyprus. Head nomadologist Marilena Zackheos will be leading the show.

Potential project themes include: Cyprus, borderlands, resistance, interculturalism, and/or (post)coloniality. 

If you didn't attend a previous nomadology workshop, but are interested in joining the group, please get in touch with Write CY.

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THE NOMADIC WORKSHOP: RHIZOME AESTHETICS & GRASS ROOTS RESISTANCE
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

THE NOMADIC WORKSHOP: RHIZOME AESTHETICS & GRASS ROOTS RESISTANCE

INSTRUCTOR: MARILENA ZACKHEOS
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
COST: FREE

This 3-hour workshop will familiarize participants with philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of nomadology, a mode of thinking and seeing the world influenced by the concept of nomadic wandering.

Nomadic thinking—like grass or a rhizome—moves and extends between things, creatively subverting hierarchical conventions of society. It has its own aesthetic and, like a flash mob, it is self-organizing in unplanned ways, establishing connections between heterogeneous elements.

We will explore the main concepts behind nomadic thinking, like: the rhizome, cartography, deterritorialization, machinic assemblages, haecceities, short-term memory, the Body Without Organs, becomings, haptic space, and creative lines of flight. We will discuss how we can reimagine the fields of music, photography, and writing by rewriting established conventions.

With this theoretical background, workshop participants will then be given the chance to experiment with nomadic thinking through any artistic medium of their choice (e.g. photography, painting, drawing, collage, fashion design, sculpture, carpentry, graphic art, writing, video, music, dance, theater, interior design).

Educators, academics, activists, and creatives are all welcome. Writers working in any language are also welcome although the workshop’s language of instruction will be English.

This workshop has 10 spots. Please sign up only if you know you'll be able to attend. If you register and for any reason can't attend, let us know AT LEAST 5 DAYS before the event so we can give your spot to someone else.

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MCGREGOR & PACQUIAO READ ROUSSEAU!
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

MCGREGOR & PACQUIAO READ ROUSSEAU!

We're thrilled to be welcoming professional tough guys Conor McGregor (MA Chaucer Studies, Bristol) and multilingual Dantista Manny Pacquiao to Write CY. At the height of National Novel Writing Month no less! Fierce competitors in the ring, lucid, engaging "philosophers of life" at the dinner table, both pugilists are guaranteed to bring an unerring interpretation and flamboyant style to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 1750 masterpiece The Social Contract. Mr. McGregor will be delivering the opening chapters while Mr. Pacquiao shadowboxes to Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Then the fighters will reverse roles, and so on. 

We're expecting this one to be sold out way ahead of time, so please book your seats now. Tickets, which include a handshake from both fighters, are available for €80 online and €100 at the door. All proceeds will go to a Stelios Bi-Communal Awardee of your choice from one of the following high-profile categories: "fish merchant," "potato farmer" or "married couple".

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THE NOMADIC WORKSHOP: RHIZOME AESTHETICS & GRASS ROOTS RESISTANCE
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

THE NOMADIC WORKSHOP: RHIZOME AESTHETICS & GRASS ROOTS RESISTANCE

INSTRUCTOR: MARILENA ZACKHEOS
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
COST: FREE

This 2-hour workshop will familiarize participants with philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of nomadology, a mode of thinking and seeing the world influenced by the concept of nomadic wandering.

Nomadic thinking—like grass or a rhizome—moves and extends between things, creatively subverting hierarchical conventions of society. It has its own aesthetic and, like a flash mob, it is self-organizing in unplanned ways, establishing connections between heterogeneous elements.

We will explore the main concepts behind nomadic thinking, like: the rhizome, cartography, deterritorialization, machinic assemblages, haecceities, short-term memory, the Body Without Organs, becomings, haptic space, and creative lines of flight. We will discuss how we can reimagine the fields of music, photography, and writing by rewriting established conventions.

With this theoretical background, workshop participants will then be given the chance to experiment with nomadic thinking through any artistic medium of their choice (e.g. photography, painting, drawing, collage, fashion design, sculpture, carpentry, graphic art, writing, video, music, dance, theater, interior design).

Educators, academics, activists, and creatives are all welcome. Writers working in any language are also welcome although the workshop’s language of instruction will be English.

This workshop is full, but spots may open up. Fill out the registration form and we'll let you know if a spot opens. If no spots open, we'll contact you as soon as we offer this workshop again.

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WRITING JOURNEY: PART 1
Jan
23
11:00 AM11:00

WRITING JOURNEY: PART 1

WRITING JOURNEY PART 1 WITH NORA NADJARIAN
ENGLISH | €30

Join award-winning author Nora Nadjarian on this enriching journey and kick-start the creative writing process. We will be concentrating on short fiction (short story and flash fiction). Even if you haven’t written in years, all you need is the desire to tap into your imagination and let the ideas flow. The workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those looking to improve their creative writing skills.


Nora Nadjarian is an award-winning Cypriot poet and short story writer. She has published three collections of poetry: THE VOICE AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (2001), CLEFT IN TWAIN (2003) and 25 WAYS TO KISS A MAN (2004). In addition to a book of short stories, LEDRA STREET (2006), her work has been published online and in print journals in the UK, USA, Australia and elsewhere. She has also won prizes and commendations in international competitions like the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Feile Filiochta International Poetry Competition and the Sean O Faolain Short Story Prize. Her work has been included in two prestigious anthologies: BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press) and BEING HUMAN (Bloodaxe Books, 2011). Her second book of short stories GIRL, WOLF, BONES was published by Folded Word (USA) in 2011.

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