A chance to learn something new in our free session: Elizabeth McGeown leads a workshop to generate new ideas.
Allographic has three forms of live event - our open mic with featured guests every last Sunday of the month; “Allographic presents...”, a loose series of events with bigger names from the spoken word scene, and a burgeoning set of workshops for aspirant poets, storytellers, and other writers and performers.
Attendees of the workshop should consider putting their new-found skills into practice at our free evening event. Find out more at https://agofeb21.eventbrite.co.uk
“Writing the Body; Writing the Self” – a workshop to generate new ideas led by Elizabeth McGeown (free entry, donations taken)
A body is as unique as a poem, and as personal. In this workshop we explore the joy and pain of experience and how it manifests in our bodies, as well as the bodies of others. We will also use example poems and exercises to get to the heart of your personal writing journey. These exercises can be used to create poetry or prose.
Please bring along three of your favourite self-penned poems/pieces for your own reference. You will not have to read these aloud.
Number of Spaces: 20
Suitable for: age 15-18, adults, wheelchair users, visually impaired people, people with hearing difficulties, novice writers, intermediate writers, experienced writers, novice performers, intermediate performers, experienced performers
Probably unsuitable for: age 9 and under, age 10-15
Materials: pen, paper/ notebook, a previously written piece of your own
Entry is free but you will have an opportunity to pay what you think the workshop was worth afterwards. All the money goes to the workshop leader.
Find out more about Allographic at: http://www.allographic.co.uk/
Elizabeth McGeown is a poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland and has recently featured in publications including Banshee , Abridged and Riggwelter . As a spoken word artist she is the winner of the 2019 Cursed Murphy Spoken Word Prize , the 2019 Cuirt Literary Festival Spoken Word Platform , has been a finalist in the All-Ireland Poetry Slam four years in a row, and represented Northern Ireland at the 2019 Hammer & Tongue UK Slam Finals in the Royal Albert Hall. Featured gigs include Body & Soul , Loud Poets , Electric Picnic , Sonnet Youth , and The Edinburgh Fringe . She has received funding from The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The National Lottery to work on her first full-length spoken word show.
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