Protest Poetry Writing Workshop with Poet, Writer and Activist Bethany Slinn

Protest Poetry Writing Workshop with Poet, Writer and Activist Bethany Slinn

Wednesday 26 May, 7 – 8.30pm.

Free; online via Zoom; for students at the University of Birmingham (18+).

“In this present battle I see on the fascist side just the outdated forces, and on the other side, the people whose immense creative resources which will give Spain a power which will astonish the whole world.” – Joan Miro

Join writer and spoken word artist Bethany Slinn for a protest poetry writing workshop inspired by Joan Miró’s stencil print, Help Spain (Aidez L’Espagne) created in 1937.

In the context of discussion around the upcoming Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Bethany will offer us a space to come together to examine the power of the written word, and to reflect on our human right to peaceful protest.

This workshop is free and for all levels and abilities – absolutely no writing experience needed. We look forward to bringing our collection to your place.

This event will take place online via Zoom with the link to join being shared in advance via email.

Bethany Slinn is a Birmingham based writer, performer, artist and activist. Her facilitation practice is rooted in the belief that storytelling has radical democratic potential, and that mutual creative and educational environments should be accessible for all.