This workshop focuses on how writers can use poetry to explore the memory and love of place. Sign up here!
Please be mindful when booking. This is a workshop for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).
Join Roshni Gallagher for this 1.5-hour, online workshop!
This workshop looks at poetry as ‘Love letters to place: connection and belonging.’ The idea of the workshop is to write a poem or the beginning of a poem that explores the memory and love of a place, country, city, etc, focusing on key images, moments and emotions.
Workshop activities will include reading and reacting to poems about place, exploring what ‘place’ means to you both personally and as a writer, re/visiting past places through writing, and more!
Essential items include: access to the internet, a working camera and mic, and pen and paper
- There is a max of 22 spaces.
- This seminar will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the event date).
- The seminar includes a 10-15min comfort break.
- There are two types of tickets: Free tickets for writers on low-income and Pay What You Can (Suggested £5+).
- Our free events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
- If you have any accessibility needs or requirements, please do let us know by writing in at scotBAMEwriters@gmail.com at the earliest and we shall do our best to meet your requirements.
- All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
Access & Tech
Before participating in this online event, please note the following:
- To participate you will need an internet/wi-fi connection, a desktop or mobile device to join by audio and/or video and writing materials/device.
- Events are hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent 2 days before each event or can be accessed via the Eventbrite Online Event page).
- Automatic live captions and transcripts are provided via Otter.ai. Please add your access requirements during registration (for example BSL/in-person captioner) and we’ll do our best to provide.
- You can also email any access requirements to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roshni Gallagher is a poet based in Edinburgh. She has been published in Gutter, Butcher’s Dog, The Scotsman and others. In her work she explores the themes of place, connection, and belonging. She recently performed 6 of her poems in a multimedia performance filmed for the Edinburgh Multicultural Festival.
Social media handles are @roshnigallagher on Twitter and Instagram.