creative writing workshops 20.8 | 22.8

Creating writing workshops

[Mikonkatu 17 C/Vuorikatu 14, Helsinki]

Free entrance

First session: 20.8. 2006 | 15.00 Kokoushuone 3

Amir-DarwishAmir Darwish is a British/Syrian poet of Kurdish origin. He was born in Aleppo in 1979 and came to the UK as an asylum seeker during the Second Gulf War. His poetry has been published in the USA, Pakistan, Finland, Morocco and Mexico and in the anthology Break-Out. He has recently completed an MA in International Studies at the University of Durham. Don’t Forget the Couscous is his first book of poetry. Amir has prepared a “catching vivid and unusual workshop from discovering the self to engagement with the unfamiliar”.

Second session: 22.8  | 12.00 Kokoushuone 3

13062199_10156777695305640_9135397808276777939_nAndy Willoughby performance poet and senior lecturer in creative writing at Teesside University (U.K) will lead a workshop in uses of prompts to stimulate creative writing groups. Andy will lead some creative writing exercises based on visuals, sound and sense memory and discuss how to design exercises for use with diverse groups. Andy is the author of Between Stations( Smokestack books 2016) Sampo: Heading Further North – with Bob Beagrie (Red Squirrel 2014/ Savukeidas 2015) Tough (Smokestack Books 2006) and has edited many bi lingual collaborative pamphlets and and anthology featuring Finnish and Northern English poets with Ek Zuban Press.