Human Rights and Poetry Workshops in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

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In October, 2016 Cuvaj se organized a Human Rights and Poetry workshop in conjunction with the US Embassy’s American Corner at the Mostar Gymnasium. Fifty high school were in attendance along several area poets. Heather Derr-Smith presented works that focused on LGBTQ, feminist, and human rights themes, reading and discussing works by Salmaz Sharif, Max Ritvo, TC Tolbert, Oliver Bendorf, as well as Bosnian women poets. The students were excited by the diverse American contemporary works and the works of Bosnian poets as well. After much lively discussion, the students did several creative writing exercises and shared their own work with the group.


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