Poetry Workshop for Deaf Writers led by Editors of the Deaf Issue, Magma 69

Come and join a 2 hour poetry workshop with two London based poets and poetry teachers, Raymond Antrobus (Goldsmiths, Spoken Word Education MA) and Lisa Kelly (Magma) in a group we’ll explore ways to get words moving from the brain to the page to the stage with an emphasis on imagery and metaphor-making.

A BSL interpreter will be at the workshop.

Date: 26 June 2017
Times: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Venue: Pelham Room, Brighthelm, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

About the tutors:
Lisa Kelly is Chair of UK contemporary poetry magazine, Magma, and co-editor of Magma 63, ‘The Conversation Issue’. She is currently co-editing Magma 69, ‘The Deaf Issue’ with Raymond Antrobus. She is deaf in her left ear through childhood mumps. Poems that touch on her unilateral hearing loss are published in magazines, including Brittle Star, Antiphon, PN Review, The Spectator and are forthcoming in the anthology ‘D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back’ by Nine Arches Press. She leads Creative Writing workshops at the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town, where she also regularly hosts poetry events. Her pamphlet ‘Bloodhound’ is published by Hearing Eye. She has an MA in Creative Writing (with distinction) from Lancaster University.

Raymond Antrobus is a poet, educator, editor and co-curator of one of the UK’s most popular poetry nights, Chill Pill. He has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry Foundation, Rialto among others. He is a multi-slam champion (Calabash 2016, Canterbury Slam 2014 etc) he was the first poet in residence at Blanche Nevile Deaf school in North London and one of the first recipients of an MA in Creative Writing & Education from Goldsmiths University.


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