about Tertulia – language and voice

Tertulia is a regular salon event for people working with or interested in language, both textual and vocal, from a range of different disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Founded by Phil Owen and Megan Wakefield,  it is based in Bristol and is regularly supported by Arnolfini.

‘Tertulia’ is a Spanish word ordinarily applied to social gatherings with literary, artistic or bohemian overtones. One would speak of going to ‘a tertulia’ as in ‘a dinner’. We use it as a proper noun however, and tend to mispronounce it ‘ter-TYOO-lia’, to suit our anglophone mouths.

We aim to function as a platform for new work, ideas and experimentation, with capacity to provide engaged, supportive critical feedback; and also to create opportunity for individuals to share information about other writers, artists and thinkers who enthuse them.

There is no need to book to attend Tertulia, and there is no ticket price or fee. But if you would like to present work at a future meeting, or if you would like any further information,  please feel free to get in touch.


One comment

  1. Elaine O'Sullivan · · Reply

    I recently presented my work and found the experience very beneficial. As an inter-disciplinary space, Tertulia facilitates collaborative exchange and the cross-fertilization of ideas. I would like to thank Phil & Megan for giving me the opportunity to discuss my research,


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