Mixing Roots showcase – with Warda Yassin and Guests

A poetry reading Supported by Hatch & Off the Shelf Festival of Words
Tues 15 October 2019 6.30 to 8pm
At Israac Somali Community & Cultural Centre
Israac Centre: 54 Cemetery Rd, Sheffield (near the bottom of The Moor)
FREE | Refreshments provided | All welcome!

A poetry performance celebrating young women, their creativity and cultures. Join local Somali Poet and winner of the New Poets Prize 2018, Warda Yassin, guest poets, and young women from the Mixing Roots writing project. A free publication featuring work produced during the project will be available at the event.

Supported by Off the Shelf Festival of Words Hive South Yorkshire & Israac Centre


Mixing Roots was a project bringing together girls & young women from different backgrounds & cultures in a supportive space to talk, share & write about everything from the roots we come from & what has been passed down to us, to who we are today.

The project is led by award-winning writer & teacher Warda Yassin who’ll offer fun ways to share & write. It will end with a celebration & publication launch at Off the Shelf Festival of Words in the autumn.

Mixing Roots is aimed at those new to a writing group, no experience is needed & all levels are welcome. We’re particularly keen to encourage women of colour from any or no faith, and those who might not feel very confident but want to try something new & creative.

Supported by Hive’s Hatch Programme & Off the Shelf Festival of Words