Free event

Essential Information

Type Workshops
Location
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Thursday 7 December | 10.30am to 12.30pm
Prices Free

Join award-winning poet Jenny Mitchell for a relaxed two-hour writing workshop themed around freedom and identity.

Can poetry help us to develop a sense of agency in an increasingly fast-paced, fractious world? Are there ways in which we can use what we write to know who we really are and who we want to become?

Participants will be given creative prompts to start new work, with the opportunity to share their poems.

This event will take place in the Seminar Room at the National Maritime Museum. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Photo of a black woman with a blue head scarf on a street

About Jenny Mitchell

Jenny Mitchell won the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize 2023 for a single poem. She is also the winner of the Poetry Book Awards 2021 for her second collection, Map of a Plantation, which is on the syllabus at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her best-selling, prize-winning debut collection, Her Lost Language, was one of Poetry Wales' 44 poetry books for 2019.

Her latest collection, Resurrection of a Black Man, contains three prize-winning poems and is featured on the US podcast Poetry Unbound. She’s won numerous competitions, is widely-published and has recently performed at the Houses of Parliament.

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