Elham, in cooperation with Al-Riwaq Art Gallery, announces a series on Language, Culture, and Expression to coincide with the University of Cairo book fair: tonight, it’s some of Bahrain’s finest bloggers are going to participate where they will read from their blogs, showing the world that we also have a literary aspect to Bahrain Blogging too, and more power to them.
After we hear Hisham Khalifa and Deonna Syed have read, the discussion will focus on how technology enhances or limits creativity.
An assortment of blog readings from around the island, the discussion will focus on questions of expression in the context of the technological world.
- Where is the line between a blog post and a piece of creative prose?
- Does the context of â€˜blogspotâ€™ diminish or detract from the literary value of a piece of prose?
- What happens to a blog once it is removed from the anonymous ether of the internet?
- Is recital more dangerous because it increases responsibility?
- Do bloggers have to be politically/socially responsible?
- What role can blogs play in the context of cultural society?
- What makes a â€˜Bahraini bloggerâ€™? Is there a common thread?
Al-Riwaq is in an alleyway by Lilo’s in Adliya, their telephone number is 1771 7441. Call them for directions, or me if you don’t know how to get to it (and I’ll probably get you thoroughly lost!)
The event starts at 7pm. I hope to see you there.