Performance Poetry for Beginners - Online

1hrWorkshops and classes, Adults

A crash course introduction to writing and performing your own poetry.


Sessions led by Nadia Emam

Price: £35 for a five-week term

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Tuesdays, 7 - 8pm

Term dates:
9 March - 13 April
(No session on 23 March)

This workshop will give you a crash course introduction to writing and performing your own poetry. It will be a fun and safe space to explore writing techniques to generate new material and eventually give you the tools to perform your own short piece of poetry. We’ll look at various types of performance and guide you to feel comfortable enough to develop your own voice and style.

If you have dabbled in verse, yet keep your writing a secret and want to move into sharing your work, or haven’t glanced at a page of poetry since your school days, but fancy exploring it in a new way, this course is for you! Come along with a pen, a brew and your most delicious words. Anybody can be a poet (don’t you know it!)

Spaces are limited so please make sure you book in advance.

Once booked, you will receive an Zoom invite via email each week, one hour before each session.

Age guidance: 18+

Nadia was a member of the Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre Rounders and then went on to train at Manchester School of Theatre. She now works as an actor, poet and director, based in Sheffield, where she is a supported artist of The Crucible. She was awarded a placement with Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme with the Stephen Joseph Theatre where she curated a sell-out poetry evening celebrating female poets, as well as delivering poetry workshops for their Summer School. Her debut poetry film won the WEX Short Film Competition and was selected for the BFI’s Northern Exposure Short Film Programme.

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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