About the workshop

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
Malala Yousafzai

Sky between my teeth
Dreams in my pen
Voice your ink

Interested in creative writing? Never feel represented in what you read?

Informal and fun, this session gives you the essential tools for creative writing. We will look at the fundamentals of storytelling, creating a real-life character and dialogue, read extracts from published writers, and, of course, write!

We invite people from a migrant or international background to take part. Maybe you are already writing, or you just fancy giving it a go, all levels from complete beginners to more experienced writers are welcome! Your English doesn’t need to be perfect, but a good understanding is needed (helpful) to ensure you get the most from the workshops.

Who is it for?

This workshop is for people from refugee, migrant, asylum seeker, or international backgrounds. We are running a further session on Friday 24 June, which you are also welcome to attend if you would like to. If so, please book for both workshops.

Travel costs of up to £2/workshop 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

Saturday 2 July 2022

Time

11 am – 4 pm (with 1 hour scheduled for lunch)

Cost

Free

About the workshop 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, George is being mentored by Akila and they, in turn, are both co-leading the workshop.

About Georgina Aboud

Georgina is of Lebanese and Anglo-Irish heritage. She lives in Brighton, where she works as a freelance writer. Much of her working life has been spent in international development focusing on gender, climate change, and food security. Through this work and others, Georgina has been lucky enough to work all over the world including observing elections in Kosovo and Ukraine, collaborating with forest and mountain communities in India and Colombia, working on briefing papers in Bangladesh as well as pulling pints in Peru. Georgina has also worked as a carer, a TV and film extra and a dog sitter. Georgina was published under Creative Future’s Spotlight Books imprint. She is currently working on a novel and a collection of poems.

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 Press, Covert 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 workshop is full, you can sign up for the waiting list by emailing us here.

 

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When

02/07/2022 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where

Jubilee Library,
Jubilee Street,
Brighton,
BN1 1GE
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How to book

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Registration Criteria

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.

Refugee, asylum seeker, migrant, from an international background
mental health issue
Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage, or other ethnic minority
LGBTQIA+
working class background
survivor
physical disability/long-term limiting illness/sensory impairment
learning disability/ADHD/dyslexia/dyspraxia
neurodivergent/ASD
substance misuse issue

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