Imogen Stirling

Telling Your Story

Online Event
Sat 13 Mar
16:00 UK
Free, ticketed

Join performance poet and theatre-maker Imogen Stirling (Sky Arts, BBC, Neu! Reekie!) for a welcoming and inclusive online creative writing workshop. This workshop is open to all experience levels (complete beginner’s welcome!) and encourages anyone with an interest in the joy of words to find their voice, build their confidence and tell their stories.

Together, we will mix simple writing exercises with poetry readings and general discussion to see how poetry can be used for mindfulness, expression and fun. Focus will be given to the numerous ways in which poetry can be used to navigate the ongoing anxieties of the pandemic and lockdown - all within a warm, empowering environment.

U/26 free - O/26 suggested £5 donation

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Adults & young people

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If the event is free do I need to sign up?

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