Ancestral Kin & Multi-Lingual Poetry


This workshop is about reconnecting ancestral relations through multi-lingual poetry, and re-building these relations within the self. Participants will be encouraged to share and write about their self and their relations, to explore poetry through the many languages they have a connection with, and the class as a group will share these connections respectfully and sensitively. It is hoped that this will be a safe space for First Nations people and People of Colour.

About the Presenter:


Gok-Lim (角林) is a writer and community artist with Cantonese and Hokkien language heritages living on unceded Whadjuk land of the Bibbulmun nation. They were the former editor of dotdotdash, a WA creative literature and art journal. They have been published in Westerly, Djed Press, Voiceworks, Cottonmouth, and Australian Poetry. They are a co-director of Paper Mountain, an artist-run gallery and project space, and are currently on the boards of Propel Youth Arts WA and Artsource.

Date: Saturday 12th December 2020, 10:30am-12:30pm

Venue: WAPI Office—Level 2, Room 33 Bon Marche Arcade, 80 Barrack St, Perth, Western Australia.

Cost :$25 WAPI members/$30 non members

Participants: limited to 16, book early to avoid disappointment

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For your comfort and safety we will have Covid 19 Safety procedures in place:

  • Room capacity limit: 18
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Venue cleaned prior to and after the event
  • Venue set up to maximise social distancing
  • Coffee/tea available in paper cups, or bring your own cup/drink
  • List of attendees and contact details kept in the event of contact tracing being necessary