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Wikipedia Break-Out Workshop: Part 2

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Poetry Translation Centre

The Albany

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Help Wikipedia break out from anglophone bias & learn online activism skills. Workshop 2 - Leap into action

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Maybe you want to help decolonise the internet, or want the world to discover great poets and writers from beyond the western canon. Join our wikipedia editathon workshops and add your voice to the world’s 5th most visited website.

The PTC is running two workshops focusing on adding, updating and expanding wikipages about poets and other writers from Asia Africa and Latin America. Wikipedia is an amazing global resource but the English version has an unsurprising anglophone bias and overall it doesn't cover poets particularly well and that's what we're trying to help fix with these events.

The Wikimedia foundation will be seeing out an skilled and experienced Wikipedian, to help guide us through the process of editing Wikipedia, both the practicalities of changing the site itself and the research and referencing skills you need to effectively improve the online encyclopaedia.

English language Wikipedia gets an average of 269,708,074 visitors a day. You can make a real impact by adding information that will be accessed by people all around the world.

At this first workshop we will be getting hands on and building web pages for poets and writers outside the western canon on the English Language wikipedia.

This workshop is part our ongoing decolonising poetries programme. This is an ongoing series of activities aimed at young people looking at the wider issues around poetry, translation and decolonising.

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