Atta's debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody's Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize.
His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, and have appeared on BBC One's The One Show and several times on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4.
Atta was named one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday.
He regularly performs across the UK and internationally, and his young adult novel, The Black Flamingo, will be published by Hodder Children’s Books in August 2019.
A limited number of bursary places are available for this event. To apply for a bursary place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
After an introduction to the event, go on a guided viewing of the Hayward Gallery exhibition Kiss My Genders and return with your ideas for a 90-minute writing workshop. Exhibition entry is included.
Poets are asked to bring their own pencil (no pens please) and a notebook, and are welcome to bring any existing related work for this workshop.
The class is open to people of all ages and abilities, and a willingness to learn together is essential.
This event is part of our Kiss My Genders exhibition.
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