TJ Dema, recent winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry, will be at this year’s Lyra Festival, Bristol’s poetry festival on 22nd March. In a session titled Habitat: An Eco-Poetry Workshop, TJ Dema will lead an engaging eco-poetry masterclass open to all writers.
Environmental writing has often ignored and excluded BAME voices. This high quality and engaging workshop led by TJ Dema will include practical writing exercises around nature and eco-poetry, drawing on material from multiple sources, engaging gender and race. Open to all. BAME writers are particularly encouraged to sign up.
Venue: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (Activity Room, First Floor)
TJDema Event is on Sunday 22nd March 2020, from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Tickets cost: £5
Please book tickets here
LYRA, Bristol Poetry Festival, is returning to the city in March 2020 for the second edition of this new annual festival.
After last year’s success, 2020 promises to be a an even bigger festival featuring an array of local, national and international poets, performing in venues around the city.
The 2020 programme’s themes are climate, nature and Bristol’s place at the forefront of the Romantic Poetry movement. Headlining the 10-day festival are UK Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, and Forward Prize-winning internet sensation from the US, Danez Smith.
The brilliant line up also features Zena Edwards, Luke Kennard, and TJ Dema. To encourage as wide an audience as possible, some events are free and the organisers state that the festival is 100% wheelchair accessible.
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