“Where is the Va?”
Helen Sword, PhD
Professor of Humanities, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Helen Sword joins us to talk about writing during the COVID19 era, our new understandings of productivity, and transitioning her face-to-face master classes to online “Stay-Home” writing retreats.
Dr. Sword is Professor of Humanities at University of Auckland, and a prolific writer. In her interview, she makes special mention of the Samoan word “va,” which means relational space. She asks us to consider, “where is the va” in an online, digital classroom during a global crisis?
- Register for Dr. Sword’s master writing classes or stay at home writing retreats at her website: https://www.helensword.com/
- Subscribe to “Helen’s Word,” her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuYm6W2-gk9nQc2LTy2uwuA
- Take a look at her book suggestions: https://www.helensword.com/bookshop
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