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Spoken Word Workshop

This exciting immersion into spoken word poetry is based on the belief that writing should be playful, cathartic and fun, and that by performing our work we are participating in something connective and transformative. Over the ten-week programme participants will cultivate tools for a committed and enriching connection to their writing practice, while classes will cover a diverse range of skills and techniques focusing on both writing and performance, ranging from poetic elements such as imagery and narrative voice, to the physical aspects of spoken word, such as breath control and the power of the pause. The workshop programme will culminate in an open mic style evening where participants can share and perform their work. 

As with all our workshops, members are entitled to a 15% discount at the fabulous Hastings Bookshop during and for one month after the programme.

Course Tutor

Naomi Wood is a multi-disciplinary performance artist with an MA in Creative and Critical writing. She 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, among other poetry performance nights. She regularly performs in London & Hastings as part of The Poetry Brothel.

Our autumn 2023 spoken word workshop has now concluded. Our next term will start later in 2024 - get in touch via the contact page​, or at james@hastingswritersworkshop.com, to add your name to our mailing list, or with any questions. 

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