Writing

Poetry & Wellbeing : writing workshop with Jenny Mitchell


20 Jun

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

£35 (Concessions £25)


Class details

Join award-winning writer Jenny Mitchell in a relaxed, creative poetry & wellbeing session.

Thursday 20 June

2.00 – 3.30pm

Workshop Fee : £35 (Concessions = £25)

Limited to 15 participants

This workshop looks at whether poetry can help us to feel Strong and Open in a world that seems more and more chaotic. How can writing our own poems in a non-judgemental atmosphere allow us to tap into positive emotions? Can reading other people’s work open up new ways to communicate?

During the session you discuss examples of work by established poets, and get creative prompts to stimulate your own writing.

The workshop is open to beginners and established poets.

About the Tutor

Jenny Mitchell is an alumna of the University of Sussex where she is currently Poet in Residence.

She has three collections and has received many awards. Her prize-winning debut collection, “Her Lost Language”, is an exploration of the impact of British transatlantic enslavement on black lives and family dynamics. It combines grounded realism with imaginative empathy on a journey from the Caribbean to Britain. At the heart of the collection is the belief in the power of stories to ‘liberate’ the voice in order to help heal a collective future. She was the Joint Winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize.

“Map of a Plantation” is on the syllabus at Manchester Metropolitan University and “Resurrection of a Black Man” contains three prize-winning poems.

Her tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah, “The Day Mr Zephaniah Died”, is on the syllabus at the University of Connecticut.

Jenny has performed in many venue, including the Houses of Parliament.

Please visit her website for more information on Jenny and her work.

We’ve limited places for this poetry & wellbeing workshop, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 20 Jun -
Thursday 2:00 pm
Fees: £35 (Concessions £25)


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