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Poetry Workshop

We are excited to announce a brand new program at ATM called “Writers Realm”. This is a programme for Poetry and performance. Poetry is an art form that resonates with Somalis.

The program will be initiated by Farah Gabdon who has extensive experience and knowledge in creative writing, poetry and performance. ‘Writer’s Realm” is our new Poetry Club, come & learn the flow of words. If you would like to participate please email at farahg@theatm.org

Introduction to poetry.

An introduction to the different types of poetry styles, looking at an array of poets/poems from the diaspora and wider. Consider use and effectiveness of technique. What makes a good poem/performance?

Focus on poetry for reading and poetry for performance.
Finding a voice. Speaking the truth. How to say what is difficult.
A variety of writing exercises designed to draw out the writer’s true voice.