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CFSW 2019 Workshop: The Anitafrika Method

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Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

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The Anitafrika Method is a critical and creative autoethnographic praxis inspired by the foundational work of Dub poet Anita Stewart. Devised by d’bi.young anitafrika, the method emerges from Jamaica’s socio-political Dub culture (music, poetry and theatre) and is informed by decolonial queer Black feminisms, intersectionality, pan-Africanisms and Black diaspora spiritualities. It aims at providing arts practitioners with a reflexive social justice framework to enact in art-making. Join d’bi.young in a two-hour intro workshop to the Anitafrika Method. Come prepared to go on a personal journey of self-reflection, self-recovery and performance poetry. Bring a notebook and a writing tool. Dress comfortably. Anitafrika Method Card Decks will be available for purchase, however, they are not mandatory for workshop participation.


About the Facilitator

Jamaican born and raised d’bi.young anitafrika, is a storyteller. Canadian Poet of Honor, YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts, and three-time Dora Award-winning playwright-performer. d’bi.young is internationally celebrated for her work as a Dub poet, monodramatist, director and educator. She is the founding Artistic Director Emeritus of the Watah Theatre where she taught emerging and established BIQTPOC artists in Canada (2008-2018) and the founding Creative Director of the Anitafrika Retreat Centre where she teaches global artist residencies. Addressing issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and the human experience, through her radical interdisciplinary arts practices, d’bi.young has written, performed & published four collections of poetry, twelve plays and seven dub poetry albums. She is currently engaged in postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, completing her dissertation entitled From Dubbin Poetry to Dubbin Theatre: Equity, Inclusion, and Performative Autoethnography. d’bi.young’s latest projects include her newly published dubbin poetry: the collected poems of d’bi.young anitafrika, Concrete Jungle - a new monodrama exploring Blackness and lament as self-recovery, and an online arts education platform called Asota


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There is an elevator available to get to the space and there is a gender-neutral, single-stall, wheelchair-accessible washroom on each floor. The maximum number of participants for this workshop is 25.


Guelph Spoken Word does not want cost to be a barrier to your creative growth. Please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns.

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