Wednesday WORD!s with Kat Lyons

  • This PAST event happened on: Wed, Sep 28, 2022

  • Venue:Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA
  • Time:10.30am
  • Cost:Free
  • Main Contact:[email protected]

  • This week's Wednesday WORD!s will be led by Kat Lyon's and will highlight their UK touring and briliantly reveiwed show, Dry Season. The show will be coming to Leicester on October 14th, Upstairs at the Western. Here's some more about the workshop:

    Reconnecting with the Body

    Our bodies can be politicised, sexualised and medicalised, and are often a site of conflict and discontent.  This workshop focuses on nurturing positivity and reconnection through creative writing and poetry. Participants will look at poetry that focuses on the body and bodily experiences, examine which techniques are used to bring those experiences to life on the page and use writing exercises and discussion to explore their own experiences and relationship to their body. There will be chances for participants to share their work with the group if they wish.

    This workshop is for participants of any gender, and is suitable for total beginners up to those who read and write poetry regularly.

    What will you need:·       

    A pen and paper·       
    A curious mind·       
    An open heart. 

    About the facilitator:

    Kat (they/them) is a Queer Bristol-based writer, performer, workshop facilitator and creative producer whose work is grounded in everyday politics and a love of storytelling. They are the current Bristol City Poet (2022-2024) and were nominated for the Jerwood Poetry in Performance Award 2022. Kat performs throughout the UK, and their debut collection Love Beneath the Nails was published in Feb 2022 by Verve Poetry Press. They are currently touring their first solo show, Dry Season, which explores menopause, age and gender.

    To Book: Drop an email to [email protected]

    Wednesday WORD!s are run on an inclusive basis. If you would like to attend and have any access needs please do let us know.