£17.84 – £22.15

Exploring Black Metics with Nick Makoha

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Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Road

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E1 1BU

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Join poet Nick Makoha to explore the Black Metic experience through poetry, in this one-off evening workshop perfect for those looking to find their voice.

A metic is an individual whose allegiances are split between their homeland and the country they are now resident in. Such an experience impacts the work of writers. With Nick, you will investigate how black writers in exile are differentiated from natives. As a writer in exile he uses this to explain the phenomena experienced by black writers in the UK and the US.

What will you do in the workshop?

The aim over the workshop is to discover your unique metic experience and use that to forge your writing process. The workshop will also include writing prompts to help kickstart your creativity.

Who is the workshop for?

This course is for anyone interested in exploring issues of identity, race, and migration. Exercises will be short and accessible to writers and readers of all levels of experience. This course is primarily aimed at people from BAME backgrounds, but all are welcome. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring samples of their poetry writing to work on and discuss.

About Spread the Word’s discounted rates

London Writers Network members receive a 10% discount on Spread the Word’s paid programme of activities, and access to two free specially programmed London Writers Network events a year. You can find out more about the London Writers Network scheme here.

To see if you are eligible for a concessionary rate, please take a look at our concessions policy.

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