31st October 2019

Writing from Reading – Kickstarting New Poems

3-5pm
De Montfort University

Do you want to read a range of different poems? Do you want to write new poems?  In this workshop you can do both. We’ll be reading poems, mostly contemporary and then, guided by prompts and exercises, you’ll have the opportunity to write your own.  You may come away with finished poems or just a series of beginnings. Whatever, you will be able to take away copies of poems to re-read and write from at home. The workshop is for all levels and the aim is to provide different ways of approaching your writing.

Booking: pamthompson240@yahoo.co.uk
Free
Suitable for all

 

WORD! Black History
Month Special – with
Man on the Moon
(workshop)

Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester,
Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA
4.30-6.30pm

WORD! presents this unique workshop, led by the award-winning Man on the Moon writer and performer Keisha Thompson and exploring Afro-futurism and poetry/script-writing. Afro-futurism is an expansive and elusive concept – read, write, think and come along to find out more.

Booking: hello@wordpoetry.co.uk
Free
Suitable for all

 

WORD! Black History
Month Special – with
Man on the Moon (show)

7.30-9.30pm
Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA

Join WORD! one of the longest-running poetry and spoken word events in the UK celebrating Black History Season and this year’s 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Man on the Moon is an award-winning journey through space and time fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism. With poetry, looped sounds and storytelling, this piece explores the impact that mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience. Directed by the famed Benji Reid and written and performed by the rave reviewed Keisha Thompson. Prepare to jump from here to the Moon as this story reaches for those answers that can often feel out of reach.

Booking:
In person at Attenborough Arts Centre or 0116 252 2455

£7 for adults, £4 for children and concessions
Suitable for all