Revolting Bodies #2- Work + Madness

Saturday 11 November

Revolting Bodies #2- Work + Madness

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Join us for a series of poetry workshops lead by poet and writer Eleanor Penny.
Over three sessions, we’ll explore stories of queer and feminine life in resistance – at the kitchen sink, in the bedroom, in the hospital, on the streets. We’ll delve into the MayDay archives, looking at queer zines, feminist poetics and strike agitprop, asking how storytelling and poetry can become an act of resistance. With playful prompts and new editing techniques, we’ll think about how to wreak havoc in the first drafts and challenge our writing in the editing process.

tearing the kitchen sink off the wall // keeping eachother alive // my boss is a baby // my boss thinks I need to be purified of sin // my boss is boring // Dolly Parton is the people’s champion
You can book for just one class, or sign up for the whole programme.
It’s completely free – but spaces are very limited, so get your place as soon as possible.

Open to all genders & sexualities.

Eleanor Penny is a prize-winning writer and Barbican Young Poet, recently shortlisted for Young People’s Poet Laureate for London. A poet-in-residence at the Centre for Recent Drawing, her commissions include The Poetry School, Rich Mix and Deptford Cinema. Her first collection is forthcoming, 2018. She’s a Senior Editor at Novara Media, Online Editor at Red Pepper Magazine, and a member of activist collective Plan C.

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 - 12:00 to 15:00
Mayday Rooms
88 Fleet Street
United Kingdom

MayDay Rooms is an educational charity founded as a safe haven for historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture and the radical expression of marginalised figures and groups. It was set up to safeguard historical material and connect it with contemporary struggle.


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