Workshop: ‘Experimental Poetry & Sound’ with Shehzar Doja

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This workshop explores how the practice of experimental recitation, performance and sound can help us generate new, dynamic poetry. Sign up here!

Please be mindful when booking. This is a workshop for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).

Experimental Poetry & Sound

Join Shehzar Doja for this free, 2-hour, intermediate online poetry workshop!

How can we become attuned with the weight of words when composing a poem? How can memories affect the language and vocabulary of a poem? How can we construct and de-construct our thought processes during the act of writing? Through a series of experimental writing and reading exercises Shehzar Doja will lead us through an exploration of performance, elocution, sound, external stimulus, association, recitation, in order to draw out the innate resonating power behind the act of creating poetry: poetry that is dynamic, shifting and powerful. This is an intermediate workshop open to everyone however people who have already some experience in poetry or interest in experimentation may particularly benefit. 

Essential items include: access to the internet, and a working camera and mic

The Details

  • A max of 15 spaces, open to writers in all genres at all levels
  • This workshop will be hosted online using Webex (instructions will be sent to participants closer to workshop date)
  • The facilitator will share creative pieces and we will discuss these as a group
  • The workshop will include creative prompts, and time to share
  • The workshop includes a 10-15min comfort break
  • Our free events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
Access & Tech

To participate in the online event, you will need:

  • a good internet/wi-fi connection
  • a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone to join by audio and video
  • Please email your access requirements: scotbamewriters@gmail.com

About Shehzar

Shehzar Doja is a poet and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the The Luxembourg Review. His work has appeared in New Welsh ReviewPratikCeremonyModern Poetry in TranslationVoice and VersesFresh from the FountainFundstücke-Trouvailles (Volume 3) and more. He was named a NewAge newspaper (BD) ‘Youth Icon’ in 2017. He recently co-edited the poetry anthology I am a Rohingya (Arc, 2019)with James Byrne.

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