A Brexit Poetry Workshop
Write about YOUR Brexit! How do you feel about everything you read and hear?
Talk about the Brexit negotiations seems to be going on for ever at the moment, with a deadline in sight but still a lot of uncertainty and confusion about whether Britain will have a lasting deal by the start of April 2019. This two hour workshop offers novice and experienced writers the chance to reflect on how the decision to leave the EU affects each of us, whether we are newcomers to the UK or come from a family who have been here for generations. Instead of discussions about politics and how we voted, we will focus on the more intimate ways in which news broadcasts and everyday conversations about the results of the referendum affect us individually.
Anyone over the age of 16 can participate. Writing in other European and non-European languages is welcome, too, (as long as a translation can be shared with the group).
Bring a pen and pencil, a pair of scissors or craft knife, glue stick, old maps, photocopies of passports and/or other documents. We will be not only writing but also cutting up found images and text to make three dimensional or layered image-poems.
There is no disabled access to the workshop room and nearby toilet facilities.
Date: Saturday 16th February 14.00 – 16.00 at The Poetry Society
The Poetry Café
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Nearest tube: Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple
Bus: 1, 4, 8, 11, 14, 19, 24, 26, 29, 38, 55, 73, 98, 176, 390
Train: St Pancras
Siobhan Wall is a writer, artist and curator. She has lived in Amsterdam for the past nineteen years and is well known for her series of photobooks about tranquil places. An enthusiastic teacher, she was a former lecturer at London Metropolitan University, running photography and documentary video making courses. She has also taught on the MA in Museum and Contemporary Curating at the UCA, Epsom and on the BA Fine Art programme at Oxford Brookes University. She is now working on a series of illustrated poetry chapbooks and other non-fiction titles.