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Revolting Bodies #3- Love + Sex

December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

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.

“We work too hard.
We’re too tired
To fall in love.
Therefore we must
Overthrow the government.”
We work too hard.
We’re too tired
To fall overthrow the government.
Therefore we must
Fall in love.
Danez Smith // John Ashberry // Angel Haze // Adrienne Rich // keeping eachother warm // we have no interest in being respectable // bodies are weird and amazing // sincerity is the new alt-cool // it’s vitally important that we all *fling* Macklemore into the sun.
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.


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.


December 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
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