‘We listened to them as we would listen to all the rest, it was a ceremony of parting, a celebration of the coincidence that had attached our lives to a time and a place and a name’. - Cees Nooteboom, The Following Story
Oxford Writers’ House and the Oxford Migration Studies Society are hosting an event to explore one of the crucial questions of our age – the movement of people. There are over 230 million people living outside their country of birth, for reasons complex, personal, social and political.
We want to create a space for one evening to think about people and voices on the move: identity, exile, migration, home, homelessness, language, belonging, statelessness, movement. We are looking for people to perform at our open mic night, to share thoughts and experiences. We want you to share prose, poetry, spoken word and music on the subject of migration and mobility, whether or not you have experienced migration yourself.
If you are interested in participating, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s no fee to come along or present, but you will be invited to make a voluntary donation that will go to Refugee Resource.
Location: East Oxford Community Centre
Date: 16th February (Friday)
Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Open to everyone