(5) Tishani Doshi Workshop:
Writing the Revolution
Friday 16th April | 11am-1pm | £12
What does it mean to be alive at this moment, and what can poetry do to change anything? Ranging from poetry of witness, to poetry of change, to poetry which tries to ‘praise the mutilated world’ – this workshop with renowned poet Tishani Doshi, will offer a variety of prompts from which to springboard into the revolution. Manifestos, news headlines, celebrity tweets, the conversation around your family’s dining table – everything can and should be used to make a poem.
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Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer. Her most recent books are Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Poetry Award, and a novel Small Days and Nights, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize and a New York Times Bestsellers Editor’s Choice. A God at the Door (Bloodaxe Books), her fourth collection of poems, is forthcoming in spring 2021.