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Out-Spoken Masterclass: Theresa Lola

  • Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX United Kingdom (map)

Unlock your poetic mind and get valuable feedback at this masterclass. Out-Spoken's Poetry Masterclass is a monthly three-hour weekend workshop facilitated by leading poets from the United States and United Kingdom.

This month’s masterclass is led by the current Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola. Theresa is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator. She is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets programme, and was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. In April 2018 she was commissioned by the Mayor of London's Office to write a poem for the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett's statue in Parliament Square, which she read at the ceremony. She has facilitated poetry workshops at St Mary's University, as well as primary and secondary schools. Her debut poetry collection In Search of Equilibrium (Nine Arches Press, Feb 2019) is described as ‘a glorious hymn to being alive and wounded’.

Open to all ages and abilities, from beginner to the more advanced, the class aims to give anyone with an interest in poetry the chance to work with the country's most revered writers while learning some of their methods and approaches to crafting beautiful and original poetry.

Earlier Event: September 26
Out-Spoken Live: September 2019
Later Event: October 17
Out-Spoken Live: October 2019