Dates: Weds 3,10,17,24 Feb and 3 & 10 March – by booking on this workshop, you are booking on to ALL workshop dates.
These workshops in prose, poetry, and fiction are for writers of any ability who are refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants. A reasonable standard of English would be necessary but no previous writing experience required—just an interest and enthusiasm.
In a small Zoom group, we’ll explore different perspectives, undertake writing prompts and exercises, and share your work if you wish.
We expect interest will be high and spaces are limited, so do ask that you only book if you’re committed to attending.
About the Tutor
Creative Future’s 2020 Writer In Residence Akila Richards is an accomplished writer, poet and spoken word artist. Her poetry and short stories have been published by Penguin, Peepal Tree Press, and Waterloo Press, as well as online for a range of events, campaigns and initiatives. Some of her writing gives voice to the Black German experience and on migrating in multiple ways. Her performances and readings take place in international settings–Africa, Europe and the Caribbean–in artistic, cultural and community settings. Her collaboration with visual artists (printing poems on textiles) have led to regional exhibitions.
Akila’s portfolio includes programming and managing creative and diverse community projects including ‘Africa Beyond’ at Southbank, Refugee Week events and currently the Lit Up Mentoring/Publishing Scheme with Waterloo Press. Akila also programmed for the Mboka Literature Festival 2019 in Gambia and the UK.
When03/02/2021 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How to book
You can book a place by completing the form below. We aim to keep the cost of our training free or as low as possible. Please consider making a donation below.