About the course
In this online poetry workshop, we’ll explore how to create a sense of identity in our poetry. We’ll explore how to use voice, place and cultural history to write the poetry of who we are. We’ll look at examples of how other poets approach it, and we’ll find identity in our own poetry through creative writing exercises. The session will include a gentle space for sharing and group feedback.
Who is it for?
This workshop is for all underrepresented writers – creatives who face barriers to opportunities due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, working-class backgrounds, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds.
About the tutor
Sallyanne Rock is a poet and freelance writer from the Black Country. Her poetry has been published widely in various journals and anthologies, and she has appeared at spoken word events across the West Midlands. She has been working with creative writing groups for several years and is now also working with poets one to one. In 2019 she was awarded the gold prize for poetry in the Creative Future Writers’ Awards. Sallyanne’s debut pamphlet, ‘Salt & Metal’, is published with Fawn Press.
Monday 20 March, online via Zoom.
6.30 – 8.30 pm
£10/£5 concessions (5 spaces available at our concessionary rate)
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Please do not book if you’re already registered for one of our other online sessions. These are very popular but we have limited resources to run them, and want to ensure everyone has an opportunity to take part.
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How to book
Bookings are closed for this event.