Join award-winning British-Somali poet, Warda Yassin, for a writing workshop exploring all things language. Warda will encourage you to use the words you love from the tongues you speak (or maybe know only a little of!) and write in the dialects, and even the slang, that matters to you. Participants also have the opportunity to edit and record a piece for a follow on podcast. All levels of writing experience and interests welcome across two age groups and sessions. Expect and warm, supportive and relaxed atmosphere.
Suitable for young people of dual heritage aged 14-19 years and 20-30years for in South Yorkshire
(if you’re interested and outside the South Yorkshire region, get in touch anyway and we will try and fit you in)
Warda also runs Mixing Roots – writing workshops for young people of colour. More info here.
FREE: Places are limited & must be booked
Date: Tues 27 Oct 1-3pm (14-19s) & (20-30s) to be rescheduled – do get in touch if you’re interested!
Where: online/camera not essential
To reserve a place: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by Hive South Yorkshire in partnership with Off the Shelf
Warda Yassin is a British Somali poet and English teacher. She writes about her Somali heritage and community and in 2018 was a winner of the New Poets Prize. Her debut pamphlet Tea with Cardamom came out with The Poetry Business in 2019.
Hive Young Writers’ Days
Hive Young Writers’ Days are a chance for young writers, whatever your interest and ability, to develop your writing with support from professional writers, while meeting other young writers, and getting involved in the Hive young writers’ network.