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Rally & Broad Literary Masterclasses - Salena Godden

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SALENA GODDEN (21/2/15) 12 - 3 pm

This masterclass explores different ways to turn personal memoir into a live set. Writing your story your way, poetry and prose, how to hear your own voice and tell your own truth. Open to new and experienced writers and performers.



As long ago as 2006, it was suggested to Salena Godden that she should write a memoir. The details of Salena’s early life – a mixed-race child brought up in England in the seventies and eighties, whose Irish jazz-musician father leaves home when she is three and kills himself when she is nine, her Jamaican mother’s second marriage to a violent stepfather – had all the potential for the making of a ‘misery memoir’, the kind that were riding high in the bestseller lists at the time.

 But Salena Godden is incapable of that kind of misery.  Joy and humour and love and tenderness just kept breaking through, and what resulted was Springfield Road – one of the most life-enhancing memoirs you will ever read.   

Earlier this summer Salena published Fishing In The Aftermath / Poems 1994-2014, marking twenty years of poetry and performance (Burning Eye Books). Her illustrious career as a spoken word performer is legendary.

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The Counting House
West Nicolson Street
EH8 9DD Edinburgh
United Kingdom


Rally & Broad

Rally & Broad is a monthly live literature cabaret in Edinburgh and Glasgow run by poets and performers Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum. 

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