Writing Poetry with Belinda Zhawi: Online Workshop

Sat 2 Jul 2022, 11am
Online events
Literature & poetry
Poetry Workshop with Belinda Zhawi, poet
Theo Ndlovu

Channel your creativity in this online poetry workshop responding to our Hayward Gallery exhibition In the Black Fantastic, led by writer Belinda Zhawi.

Curated by Ekow Eshun, In the Black Fantastic presents artworks which draw on elements of myth, speculative fiction, spiritual tradition, carnival and folklore, to build what Eshun has described as 'new narratives of Black possibility'.
This fun, interactive workshop is held on Zoom and is open to writers at any level. It also gives participants the opportunity to share their ideas and writing.

Belinda Zhawi is a writer and sound artist. She is the author of Small Inheritances (ignitionpress, 2018) and South of South East (Bad Betty Press, 2019).

Zhawi is the co-founder of literary arts platform BORN::FREE and experiments with sound and text performance as MA.MOYO. Her work has been broadcast and published on various platforms including The White Review, NTS, Boiler Room and BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6.

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 18+

This event is streamed on Zoom. The link and full timetable are sent to bookers prior to the event.

Sales for this event end at 2pm on Friday 1 July.

This session is part of the search for the 2022 cohort of the Southbank Centre’s New Poets Collective.
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Dates & times

Sat 2 Jul 2022, 11am


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