About the course

Come along to a gentle and experimental series of writing workshops that explore the theme of ‘journeying’. The events of the last few years have slowed our external movement, and guided many of us towards more internal journeys of development and discovery. Maybe we’ve been adventuring closer to home, or with a new perspective.

For inspiration, we’ll read extracts from contemporary authors and poets who create work that journeys both inward and outward, sometimes entering new worlds or retracing the footsteps of others. Each session will be a combination of writing, reading/listening and discussion or optional sharing. At the end of our four weeks together, you’ll have new ways to approach moving on from an empty page and some writing to expand on further at home.

We hope to have access to indoor and outdoor space and may move around a little, so please wear sensible footwear and comfortable clothes and let us know about any access needs. Please bring something to write with and on.

Who is it for?

This course is for underrepresented writers –those who face barriers to opportunities due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, LGBTQIA+ and working class backgrounds.

Travel costs of up to £2/session are available to ensure access. Please contact us if you’d like more information, or simply bring your ticket/receipt to the session to be reimbursed.

Dates

Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 September 2022

Time

5.30 – 7.30 pm

Cost

£8 total (£2 per session). As we have limited spaces available we are charging a small fee to ensure commitment to the course.

About the course leaders

IMPART has been generously supported by the Baring Foundation to provide a year-long training and development programme under its Creatively Minded and Ethnically Diverse strand. Emerging writers are being mentored by more experienced ones in how to run creative writing workshops. In this instance, Josephine Hall is being mentored by Katy Massey and Akila Richards. Josie and Akila are co-leading the course.

About Josephine Hall 

Josephine is a writer and artist, currently based in Brighton. She works primarily with words, but enjoys experimenting with other artforms and collaborating with artists and musicians. Josephine writes poetry, life writing, articles, essays, songs and has recently started writing her first novel. Her creative work tends to explore themes such as belonging, journeying, healing, connecting with nature and the Black/mixed-race experience. She endeavours to make work that is honest, and accessible, and amplifies marginalised voices, particularly those from the global majority. Find out more and see some work at www.josephinehall.org.

About Akila Richards

Akila is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist, performing and collaborating inter/nationally in different settings. Her portfolio includes coaching and mentoring, commissions across artistic genres and creating culturally creative events; currently as Artist in House for ‘Rest My Resistance’ at Brighton Dome, and producing a range of new work. Her poems and short stories have been published by Penguin, Peepal Tree Press, Creative Future, Waterloo PressCovert Magazine and in a range of audio online performances. She is due to publish her first poetry pamphlet and is editing her first novel.

If the course is full, you can sign up for the waiting list by emailing us here.

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When

06/09/2022 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where

Friends Meeting House,
Ship Street,
Brighton,
BN1 1AF
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Our workshops are for artists and writers who are underrepresented. We work with those who feel they lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, or other social circumstances. Please select all from the list below that apply to you.

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Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage, or other ethnic minority
LGBTQIA+
working class background
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learning disability/ADHD/dyslexia/dyspraxia
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