This workshop provides a space for writers of colour to reconnect with and write about their bodies in a loving way. Sign up here!
Please be mindful when booking. This is a masterclass for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).
Writing Workshop: Writing the Body of Colour with Mae Diansangu
Join Mae Diansangu for this 1.5-hour, online workshop!
‘Writing the body of colour.’
The bodies of people of colour are often fetishized and ridiculed. This workshop provides a safe(r) space for writers of colour to write about their bodies in a loving way. Participants will be encouraged to explore how they connect with their body and ways they can use this in their writing.
Possible workshop activities: doing a small everyday movement and writing about how it feels in detail within a short time; having some time to work on the prompts ‘my body says ________ to the world’ and ‘when no one is looking my body says________’; thinking about a time when your body has embarrassed you or let you down, shifting the narrative and rewriting this incident from a loving perspective where you talk positively about your body.
This workshop also aims to combine creative writing with something that could be nurturing and to create a positive environment where writers of colour can connect with each other.
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
To participate in the online event, you will need:
- a good internet/wi-fi connection
- a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone to join by audio and video
- pen and paper
- Please email your access requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mae is a Black queer spoken word artist, writer and performer from Aberdeen. She is co-founder of Hysteria, an arts platform that showcases women, non-binary and gender marginalised creatives. Her work has been published by 404 ink Magazine and she has been awarded commissions from the National Library of Scotland and StAnza. Mae is part of a network of Black community activists organising under BLM Scotland, and her work often centres on social justice themes.