Poetry Workshop: Ukrainian Wartime Poetry

  • DATE

    27 June 2024

  • TIME

    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • AGES





    Manchester Poetry Library
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 3BG

Join Hanna Khriakova, international manager of the Lviv UNESCO City of Literature and poet Charlotte Shevchenko-Knight for a workshop exploring contemporary Ukrainian war poetry through reading, collaging, translation and creative writing.

Hanna Khriakova (she/her) is a culturologist and communicational and international manager of Lviv UNESCO City of Literature. Working internationally she is mostly interested in nuances of languages and translation, specifically in the Ukrainian language and its relations to other languages. Hanna also occupies the position of communication manager in several artistic projects. Recently she performed as a part of a team on the “Unseen Force” project, which highlights the difficulties of living in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine through an artistic perspective.

Charlotte Shevchenko Knight is a poet of both British and Ukrainian heritage. Her debut pamphlet Ways of Healing was a winner of the New Poets Prize. This showcase celebrates the publication of her debut collection, Food for the Dead from Cape: “Both a howl of anguish and an eloquent counter-song against totalitarianism, this is a book about invasion, war, destruction and death, but also about the bonds of humanity, family and a history of oppression – about staying alive while always hungry.”