Raising Our Voices is a creative writing workshop by Olumide Poopola for experienced writers who identify as BIPOC. This event is part of a wider digital programme of activity produced by Writing Our Legacy.
Raising Our Voices
A strong voice makes a piece of writing stand out and come alive. In this workshop, led by Olumide Popoola, will help you explore the idea of voice in writing.
As BIPOC writers it is important that we can lift our voices without being pushed to the margins or ignored for our themes, backgrounds, or ways of expression.
This workshop will help you explore your own voices in a supportive environment. The workshop will include looking at short extracts from published pieces, writing exercises, and sharing with the group.
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Supported by Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council
Please note, all tickets are non-refundable.
Olumide Popoola is a Nigerian-German writer. Her publications include essays, poetry, a novella, a play text, the short story collection breach, which she co-authored with Annie Holmes (Peirene Press, 2016), and the novel When We Speak of Nothing.
Olumide has a PhD in Creative Writing and has lectured in creative writing at various universities. She created and is leading the creative writing and mentoring scheme ‘The Future is Back’ for emerging LGBTQ+ writers, which is funded by the Arts Council England. Olumide presents internationally as author, speaker and facilitator.
In 2019 Scottish Makar Jackie Kay named her as one of Britain’s best Black and brown writers.
Photo credits: Naomi Woddis