Hope In The Dark (workshop for 13-17 year olds)
How can poetry help us to explore difficult times in our lives? In this session led by writer and producer Hannah Jane Walker, you’ll create poetry with intent. You’ll look at the ways in which writing can help us through tough times, the ways poems have been used in activism, and how words can provoke real world change.
Places are limited to 10 participants – please book in advance to secure your seat.
Please note: Parents and guardians are not expected to stay for the workshop – Dragon Hall is located a short walk from the city centre and is surrounded by shops and coffee shops. If the attendee has needs which require additional support, please book an essential companion ticket.
About Hannah Jane Walker
Hannah Jane Walker is a writer and producer from Cambridge. She studied literature at the University of East Anglia and poetry at Newcastle University. With Chris Thorpe she had made four plays, two published by Oberon. She has written for the Guardian and BBC Radio 4 and is currently working on a solo show about sensitivity called ‘Highly Sensitive’, a collaboration with playwright Rachel Mariner called ‘recovering misogynist’, a dance circus collaboration and a children’s book. Hannah’s poetry has been published by Nasty Little Press and she has just finished her first full poetry collection Shark! edited by Caroline Bird and Joe Dunthorne. She is an Associate Artist at the National Centre for Writing. Website
Places are limited to 10 to ensure social distancing. We ask that masks are worn in the building but they can be removed once sat in the workshop. The workshop will take place in a well ventilated room. Individual drinks and wrapped snacks will be provided. We ask that anyone able to scans in via the Track and Trace app, and we will retain contact details for those young people who do not have smart phones. Read more
We have workshop and travel bursaries available for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend a session. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org with the word ‘Bursary’ and the date of your workshop(s) in the subject line. In the body of the email, please specify whether you require a workshop and/or travel bursary. For travel bursaries, please also let us know the location that you require assistance from/to and the mode of transport you are comfortable taking.