The Poetry of Dissent (Manchester)

The Poetry of Dissent (Manchester)

Dig deep into Manchester's own history of resistance to inspire new work

Manchester has a varied and colourful history of dissent–from the Suffragettes to the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research group. In this exciting course, we’ll dig deep into Manchester’s own history of resistance, as well as classic and contemporary poems of politics, for inspiration and guidance. Together we will explore themes of rebellion and revolution, protest and parade, while uncovering stories of local, national and international dissent. Located next to Archives+ at Central Library, the course will make use of historical records, as well as the exhibits and texts therein.

5 weekly sessions on Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm, starting 1 March.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

(Image: ‘Eden, Janine and Jim’)

About Adam Lowe View Profile

Adam Lowe is a Manchester-based writer, performer and educator. He is LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and wrote A Poem for Manchester as part of a residency at Manchester libraries to mark the reopening of Central Library. He runs local LGBT young writers’ group Young Enigma and is a visiting tutor at the University of Leeds’ MA in Writing for Performance & Publication.

I know I have a great poem inside me. Going on this course has helped me focus my self, connected me with my own unique style and has given me the confidence to say ‘yes, I can write”

Summer 2017 Survey Response

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