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‘Re-inventing Poetic Traditions’: ‘Salt’, ‘Citizen', and ‘Bone’
Sun 2 July 2017, 12:00 – 13:30 BST
‘Re-inventing Poetic Traditions’: ‘Salt’ by Nayyirah Waheed, ‘Citizen' by Claudia Rankine, and ‘Bone’ by Yrsa Daley-Ward
On Thursday 16th March 2017, radical bookshop Housmans launched its first Poet-in-Residence programme, in partnership with writer, poet and feminist activist Siana Bangura. Housmans is dedicated to the idea of poetry as an instrument for political change in uncertain times and so, through a programme of events and workshops curated by Siana and open to all, we will be introducing readers to new, unfamiliar voices and celebrating how langauge can be used as a form of resistance, creativity as a form of activism, and poetic verse as a method through which to explore questions of identity and belonging.
On Sunday 2nd July, join us for an afternoon exploring the impact of three books by Women of Colour which have, arguably, changed the poetic and literary landscape for good, re-defining what 'poetry' means and what it can look like and demonstrating how language, form, and traditional structures and elements of the written word can be subverted and re-imagined.
There will also be writing time towards the end of the workshop to allow attendees to begin exploring what these collections mean to them.
Please bring pens, papers, notebooks or tablets – whatever you’d like to write on.
Spaces are limited to 10 attendees only.
** This workshop is part of a series of events and workshops curated by writer, poet, and activist Siana Bangura in partnership with Housmans Radical book shop and in assocation with Haus of Liberated Reading **