Hive presents: Workshop for Young Writers with Yomi Ṣode

Hive presents: Workshop for Young Writers with Yomi Ṣode

Saturday 27th May
Theatre Deli, Arley St, S2 4QP
11:30 – 13:30

Event Description 

In collaboration with Hive South Yorkshire, this workshop gives young people aged 15-25 the opportunity to develop their writing skills with internationally renowned poet Yomi Ṣode. 

Writing with Intention

Join award-winning writer Yomi Ṣode for an exciting poetry workshop exploring language, the intention behind why we write what we write and whether it reaches its desired outcome.
During this two hour session writers will explore poems, narrative practices and have fun with the use of our individual and communal dialects in our poetry. Poets will have the opportunity to write new poems that explore how we can write from perspectives outside of our own. 

Yomi Ṣode is a Nigerian British writer. His debut collection ‘Manorism’, published by Penguin in October 2022 alongside a stage adaptation at the Southbank Centre, is shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2023 and the T S Eliot Prize 2022. He was shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021, and received the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2019. Yomi’s acclaimed one-man show COAT toured nationally to sold-out audiences, including at the Brighton Festival, Roundhouse Camden and the Battersea Arts Centre. In 2020 his libretto Remnants, written in collaboration with award-winning composer James B. Wilson and performed with Chineke! Orchestra premiered on BBC Radio 3.

In 2021, his play and breathe… premiered at the Almeida Theatre to rave reviews. Yomi is a Complete Works alumnus and a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. He is the founder of BoxedIn, First Five, The Daddy Diaries, and the mentorship programme 12 in 12.

Hive South Yorkshire

For ages 15 – 25, please book here.

In-person. Wheelchair accessible.

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