Parasol Unit Workshop: ‘Ugly Words’ with Dean Atta

Parasol Unit Workshop: ‘Ugly Words’ with Dean Atta

A special Saturday morning poetry workshop and gallery tour to celebrate Parasol Unit's Hyon Gyon exhibition

What’s the ugliest thing you have said? What’s the ugliest word you have been called? When do you feel ugly? When do you feel beautiful? In this poetry workshop, Dean Atta will lead up to 17 writers to create responses to the 17 panels of We Were Ugly, the largest work to date by artist Hyon Gyon. Accompanied by poems from Danez Smith, Hieu Minh Nguyen and Warsan Shire, you will face ugliness to find beauty.

Venue: Parasol Unit, London

10.30am – 1.30pm. £8/£6 concessions. Suitable for 16+.

Please book via the Parasol Unit website.

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Dean Atta‘s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, and have appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. Dean is a member of Keats House Poets Forum and Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally. His debut novel, The Black Flamingo, will be published in August 2019 by Hodder Children’s Books.

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