Word Online makes its final stop via Arts University Bournemouth Library.
We’re delighted to host novelist Jessica Gaitán Johannesson and memoirist Yin Lim in conversation about their experiences as multi-lingual writers. They will explore topics such as the art of language, identity, the experience of writing in English and more. This event will be hosted by Arts University Bournemouth’s Library.
This event will be live-streamed on Crowdcast, ‘save your seat’ here.
About the writers:
Jessica Gaitán Johannesson grew up between Sweden, Ecuador and Colombia, speaking Spanish and Swedish, and now writes primarily in English. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in publications in the UK, US and Ireland, including The Stinging Fly, Litro, Witness Magazine and The Scotsman. Her debut novel How We Are Translated was published by Scribe in the UK in February 2021 and will be published in the US in 2022. She’s currently working on a collection of essays on belonging and the climate crisis, to be published by Scribe. Since 2015 she works as a bookseller for the independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath, where she produces and hosts the Mr B’s Podcast. She’s active in the climate justice movement, delivering workshops on the key elements of climate justice, colonial roots of the climate crisis, and the connection between the climate crisis and migrant rights.
Yin F Lim is a Malaysian-born writer and editor who lives in the UK. Her creative non-fiction writing on family, food and migration has been published in Porridge, Ghost Heart Literary Journal, American Writers Review’s Art in the Time of Covid-19 special issue and Hinterland magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies including Who are we now? A collection of true stories about Brexit. Yin holds a Biography and Creative Non-Fiction MA from the University of East Anglia and is currently working on a book-length project about her maternal grandmother, who emigrated from China to Malaya as a mui tsai (bondmaid) in the early 20th century. Find her on Twitter @YinFLim.