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Dare Your Truth: Poetic Storytelling

This eight-week poetic storytelling masterclass will explore how our life experiences can be transformed into compelling and enthralling narratives through the medium of spoken word. Together with course tutor Naomi Wood, participants will reflect on our curiosity for confessing and learn how to examine their lived experiences to tell funny, vibrant and deeply moving true stories through the writing and performance of poetry. In a welcoming, mutually supportive environment, they will explore how to create strong theatrical narratives and weave individual poems together to tell longer stories, as rich as their lives themselves.

Dare Your Truth takes place at our fantastic new home in the heart of the Trinity Triangle (two doors down from the brilliant The Hastings Bookshop). As with all our workshops, as part of our partnership with our good friends and neighbours at the bookshop, course members are entitled to a 15% discount on books bought in the shop, during their programme and for one month afterwards.

Course Tutor

Naomi Wood is a multi-disciplinary performance artist who creates work that incites riotous acts of joyful disobedience and celebrates empowerment and rebellion, merging the circus with storytelling and theatre performance with poetry. Her work has been published by Backlash Press, Ink Sweat and Tears, Unicornzine, Little Living Room, Train River Publishing and Dear Damsels. She has hosted the Hammer and Tongue poetry slam in Brighton and her one woman show 'Gobbess' is currently playing to sell-out audiences and enthusiastic reviews across the UK. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from Sussex University. 


Wednesdays, 10 to 11.30am, from 5/6/24 to 24/7/24 (eight sessions). £180.

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We offer two reduced price spaces per workshop group to those who are unwaged or on a low income. To enquire about these places, or with any other questions, please get in touch via the contact page, or at

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