REPRESENTED: Storytelling Course (Brighton)

About the course

REPRESENTED is a new storytelling course for trans, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming people living in East Sussex.

Over a series of ten, two-hour workshops, we’ll explore questions of creative expression and representation. In a supportive and nurturing environment, you’ll get the chance to tell your own story and express who you are on your own terms through creative writing, poetry and spoken word.  Together we’ll explore how our identities can inform our creative expression.

The workshops will be free and fun, and open to all levels – no previous experience is needed, just a desire to explore your creative side.

Our vision is for the group to evolve into a peer support network that extends beyond the life of this pilot project. We have funding in place for the group to get together outside of the workshop setting to go to an event or take part in an activity together.

Who is it for?

These workshops are only open to people (18+) who identify as trans, non-binary, intersex or gender non-conforming and who live in East Sussex.

We have 15 spaces available and booking is essential.

Thanks to the support of

About the facilitator

Verity Spott is a poet from Brighton. Verity’s books include ‘Click Away Close Door Say’ (Contraband Books), ‘Poems of Sappho’ (in translation, Face Press), ‘Hopelessness’ (the 87 Press) and ‘Songs of the Morning’ (Slub Press). Since 2006 Verity has run the poetry, performance and music series Horseplay. Verity has taught poetry with The Creative Writing Programme and The 87 Press and was poet in residence at the University of Surrey from 2018 to 2019. Verity’s poems have been published in a number of magazines and journals including Poetry Wales, The Chicago Review, Cambridge Literary Review and The New York Times and their work has been translated into German, Greek, Spanish, Dutch and French.


Mondays 29 May – 31 July 2023 (10 weeks)


6 – 8 pm




All facilitators are from the TNBI community and a specialist TNBI Social Prescriber from LGBT Switchboard will be on hand should you need any support.

The workshop venue is in the cafe, which is on the ground floor and has level access from the street. The toilet is on the lower ground floor, and there is a lift from the foyer that accommodates a large wheelchair, though not a mobility scooter. The toilet is accessible and includes a sink and baby-change facility. The doors are manual open, however, not automatic. There is the option to close the curtains in the space to ensure privacy for all participants.

Please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to make the workshops more accessible for you.


The Ledward Centre,
14a Jubilee Street,
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