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Sat, 27 Apr

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Bedminster

Braiding Stories & Poetry Together: workshop for Polish & Somali women

FREE poetry workshop with Agata Palmer, bringing together Polish & Somali women, the two largest minorities in Bristol. Part of Lyra Fest.

Braiding Stories & Poetry Together: workshop for Polish & Somali women
Braiding Stories & Poetry Together: workshop for Polish & Somali women

Time & Location

27 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 13:00

Bedminster, Gladstone St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3AY, UK

About the Event

Braiding Stories & Poetry Together FREE poetry workshop bringing together Polish & Somali women, the two largest minorities in Bristol.

What we will do:

· Learn about each other’s cultures via poetry & stories

· Share some stories in our languages and English

· Use prompts to develop new writing

· Create a group poem

· Start building links between our two communities, discovering similarities in our cultures.

What will you need:

· Pen and paper, or laptop, if you prefer

· Own refreshments and snacks (café is not open at weekends)

This is the first of two workshops, the second is on Saturday 4th May, linking with Diaspora! Festival.

Following the workshops, there could be an opportunity to continue as a regular online writing group and to perform in an open mic event in September.

Facilitated by Agata Palmer, a bilingual Polish-British poet based in Bristol. Her pamphlet From the Land of Marmite with Love was published by Exiled Writers Ink in 2021. Her poems have been published online and internationally in magazines and anthologies. She is a regular at local open mics, a part of Bristol Poetry Stanza, Diverse Artists Network and Lyra Poetry Festival. She is a regular at local open mics, a part of Bristol Poetry Stanza, Diverse Artists Network and Lyra Poetry Festival.

This event is funded Lyra Poetry Festival, in collaboration with Diverse Artists Network.

ACCESS: the venue is a fully accessible building with a disabled toilet, this event is for Polish and Somali women, but you will need to speak some English. Please get in contact via Eventbrite, if you need more details

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