Books & Spoken Word

Calling Home Poetry Workshop with Leeza Awojobi

Date: Thursday, Jan 23
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Royal West of England Academy
Price: £5

Poetry workshop led by poet and Ujima Radio presenter, Leeza Awojobi, which will focus on rethinking the African Image through poetry perspectives.

“We welcome students, young and emerging poets and those new to creative writing for this workshop which takes its inspiration from the work of contemporary photographers from across the African Continent in the winter exhibition, Africa State of Mind.

“The exhibition will be used as a starting point for this writing workshop – using the visual interrogation of ‘Africanness’ in the photographs and installations to inspire new poetry. Leeza will guide you through understanding how poetry can be a tool for bringing images to life and reinterpreting stories about Africa. We will look at how poetic techniques shape tone and imagery to create impactful pieces in response to photography in this exhibition.”

Limited places available

RWA and Leeza Awojobi will be requesting permission to take photographs during the workshop. You can opt out – there will be a photo consent form to sign on the day.

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By joe melia, Tuesday, Dec 3 2019

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