Writing Workshop: Voice, Poetry and Really Being Alive with the87press
You are invited to join the87press editors Azad Ashim Sharma and Kashif Sharma-Patel for a writing workshop, tailored to encourage experiments in form and language, with an opportunity to be published by the87press through their online journal the Hythe and also to be published through a DIY produce zine in time for the87press’ Summer Poetry Festival at Camden Art Centre in June.
Participants will engage in a lively discussion about poetry, stimulated by the preparatory readings. Discussion will be followed by a collective writing exercise in response to Jesse Darling’s exhibition. Participants will receive feedback following a presentation of their drafts written during the workshop and then receive an opportunity to be published on the Hythe, the87press’ interdisciplinary e-journal. Following the submissions of your final pieces of work, the87press will produce a handmade Zine of this work with Camden Art Centre.
The participants should have an interest in writing but not necessarily be experienced, published authors. This workshop caters to all levels of experience and interest, aiming to provide an entry-point into thinking about the intersections between radical politics and experimental forms of writing.
We encourage writers from underrepresented and marginalised backgrounds (BAME, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse, Low-Income) to register.
Please note that prior to the workshop, all participants will be required to read Keston Sutherland’s Essay Revolution and Really Being Alive, Kamau Braithwaite’sHistory of the Voice, and Notes Towards a Manifesto (Episode 1) by the87press