WRITE AHEAD: Free Introductory Workshop (Friday 7 June 2019)

WRITE AHEAD: Free Introductory Workshop (Friday 7 June 2019)

Want to be a poet? Go Write Ahead.

Write Ahead is a new free poetry workshop series for anyone starting to dabble in poetry, giving those curious about our classes a sample of what we do.

Each class will comprise quick-fire writing activities, an introduction to some contemporary poems, discussion, feedback, and a chance to talk to staff and current students.

These classes are suitable for anyone:

+ who is sharing and discussing poetry with a group of strangers for the first time

+ who has just started to write or is returning to writing after a long absence

+ who is interested in meeting up with new writers and poets in a casual, supportive environment

If you’re starting out, working with a writing group can be a nerve-racking experience. Write Aheads are the ideal way to work through your wobbly first forays into poetry, leaving you feeling confident enough to explore your creative writing further.

Friday 7 June, 7–9pm. Refreshments included.

Please book online to reserve your place. A small number of places will always be reserved for last-minute drop-ins. 

About Theresa Lola View Profile

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. She is the joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Theresa has facilitated poetry workshops at St Mary’s University, schools such as Saint Gabriels College, Upward Bound Workshops at the London Metropolitan University and as part of the Africa Writes Festival Education Programme.

Theresa has been shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize, and her poem Portrait of Us As Snow White was highly commended for the 2016 Charles Causley Competition judged by Andrew Motion. She won the  2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam after a two-day finale at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed across the UK and internationally. She is a Barbican Young Poet from the 2015-2016 programme led by Jacob Sam-La Rose. She is part of Octavia Women of Color collective led by Rachel Long.

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