Tunes of Enchantment anthology launch featuring Warda Yassin
Sunday 28th May
Theatre Deli, Arley St, S2 4QP
14:30 – 15:30
[Captioned & Wheelchair Accessible]
Led by Shirin Teifouri, this new anthology presents the work of a group of women with roots from Nigeria, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Somalia, and Iran. They have been meeting and sharing their writing throughout lockdown and beyond, supported by mental health charity Sheffield Flourish. These poems are acts of resilience and defiance and celebrate the ability to create, and the feelings of nourishment and freedom that it brings. This event will be headlined by former Sheffield Poet Laureate, British-Somali poet Warda Yassin.
Sheffield Flourish is a mental health charity, which supports the Community enterprise group Connected Worlds. Informed by storytelling techniques used in Storying Sheffield, Connected Worlds runs art-based courses to connect people and provide a creative space for them to tell and transform their stories of everyday life.
The project helps build meaningful connections, solidarity, and a sense of community for people from different backgrounds.
Warda Yassin is an award-winning British born Somali poet and secondary school teacher based in Sheffield. She was a winner of the 2018 New Poets Prize for her debut pamphlet Tea with Cardamom (Poetry Business, published 2019). Her poetry has been published in places like The North, Magma and Oxford Poetry, and anthologised in Verse Matters (Valley Press), Anthology X (Smith|Doorstep), More Fiyah (Canongate) Halfway Smile & Surfing the Twilight (Hive). From October 2020-2022 she was Sheffield Poet Laureate.
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