Join us for a series of poetry workshops lead by poet and writer Eleanor Penny.
Over three sessions, we’ll explore stories of queer and feminine life in resistance – at the kitchen sink, in the bedroom, in the hospital, on the streets. We’ll delve into the MayDay archives, looking at queer zines, feminist poetics and strike agitprop, asking how storytelling and poetry can become an act of resistance. With playful prompts and new editing techniques, we’ll think about how to wreak havoc in the first drafts and challenge our writing in the editing process.
SESSION #1 – BIRTH + DEATH
pregnancy // the queer death drive // Maggie Smith // Warsan Shire // Patricia Smith // sex with the devil // eating off your own feet // bashing back
You can book for just one class, or sign up for the whole programme.
It’s completely free – but spaces are very limited, so get your place as soon as possible.
Open to all genders & sexualities.
ABOUT ELEANOR PENNY
Eleanor Penny is a prize-winning writer and Barbican Young Poet, recently shortlisted for Young People’s Poet Laureate for London. A poet-in-residence at the Centre for Recent Drawing, her commissions include The Poetry School, Rich Mix and Deptford Cinema. Her first collection is forthcoming, 2018. She’s a Senior Editor at Novara Media, Online Editor at Red Pepper Magazine, and a member of activist collective Plan C.