Exploring Identity through Poetry
7 April @ 19:00 - 21:00
About this Event
Join Edalia Day in this kickass writing workshop interrogating language and labels. Using a range of creative exercises as starting points, you will write your own poems exploring the influences that have shaped who we are, examining ideas around gender, class, privilege, ethnicity, ableism, and identity.
We’ll write from our own experiences and use imagination exercises to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Using examples of writing by trans and disabled poets, we’ll explore creative ways of expressing what it means to be seen as different, as well as taking a playful approach to flip stereotypes on their heads.
Throughout the session, participants will:
- Explore character in writing, putting ourselves in other people’s shoes.
- Play with and against stereotypes.
- Widen your knowledge of trans and disabled poets.
- Expand the range of words we reach for when we think about ourselves.
Edalia Day (@edaliaday) is a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator, video designer, and theatre-maker based in Norwich. Their spoken word is full of energy and theatrical flair and their theatre combines comedy, live music, and interactive projection mapping. They’re currently touring the UK with Too Pretty To Punch, a comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, (February to June 2020). They also have two books of poetry available based on their shows Too Pretty To Punch and Super Hamlet 64 (which they performed at Nottingham Writers’ Studio in 2018).
How to access the workshop
This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A user manual containing access instructions and a link will be sent out to you before the workshop. You will need an internet connection, and a computer with either a built in camera or webcam, and a built-in microphone/speaker.
Book your place
Tickets cost £10 for NWS members and £12 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.