Following the success of our What Is Feminist Poetry? Performance and Discussion event in late 2017, we set up a reading and writing group for cis and trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and people of other minority genders to share their own work and the work of others. We recognise the complexity and limitations of language that can occur when describing gender-specific groups but are inclusive of anyone who self-identifies as the above genders.
Sensing an appetite for a space for non-cis-male-identifying people to share work, play writing games, experiment with language and talk about poetry, we created these fortnightly sessions as a fun and casual opportunity to come together and celebrate writing. We meet every fortnight on Mondays at 7.30pm, sometimes online over Zoom, and sometimes in person at The Community Works. About half our sessions are run online and half in person, depending on the facilitator, and you can find out where a particular session will be held on the rota here. We always welcome new members – you don’t need to have written before, have any particular skill level or experience, and you don’t need to book. Just drop in!
We post each session on facebook but largely keep in touch through Whatsapp so drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more!
Thinking about coming along? Here’s some information on how to find us, and how to help make it as comfortable as possible.
There is wheelchair access to The Community Works in the entrance on Becket St, and disabled parking on Becket St. There is a disabled toilet and baby-changing facilities. The toilets are gender-neutral.
Again, if you have any questions about accessing the group meetings, please just drop us a message.
We look forward to meeting you!