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WORKSHOP: "Poetry Reportage: Capturing Our Stories in Poetry", Joelle Taylor


Acclaimed British poet Joelle Taylor will explore poetry reportage, drawing on her recent celebrated collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me.

Joelle's work has often focussed on socio-political issues, and this collection captured the stories of refugees, prisoners, young mothers and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to powerfully evoke the struggles women still face globally in the 21st century.

This workshop, organised by Spoke & Bird and venue sponsored by Sing Lit Station, will investigate the techniques Joelle uses in her writing practice. Exploring how to create original and arresting poetry from news articles, interviews and archive images, as well as from our own stories.

Joelle Taylor is the author of 3 collections and the host of Out-Spoken Live, the UK's leading poetry and spoken word night. She has run workshops for writers of all ages for organisations including the Poetry Society, the British Council, Arvon Foundation and English PEN. She was recently awarded a Southbank Centre Change Maker Prize, in recognition of her life-changing work leading the UK national youth slam. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and was longlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.

VENUE: Sing Lit Station
ADDRESS: 3A Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199201
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook, Eventbrite (for tickets)

5 Sep 2018, 7.30pm–10pm, $28

Earlier Event: September 1
PANEL: Writings Set in Japan