Poetry

To celebrate Black History Month, Salford-based poet ‘J’ Ahmed is hosting a three-part series of virtual events on Thursday 15, Thursday 22 and Thursday 29 October.

Some of these will be streamed on the Words of Hope Facebook group.

Image credit: ‘J’ Ahmed

Part one will include race-related poetry from ‘J’ himself, as he shares his experiences of race issues he has faced. The event is open to all between 7.30 and 8.30pm on Thursday 15 October.

Part two will be hosted on Zoom on Thursday 22 October at 6.30-8.30pm. This event will be an inclusive workshop for anyone to join, regardless of race or experience of race-related issues. The workshop will include the examination of themes of race, prejudice and inequality through the poetic works of famous writers, and participants will be supported and encouraged to write their own poem.

For more information on how the event, or to register attendance, email ‘J’ on: safe77@hotmail.co.uk

Inclusive Workshop. Image credit: ‘J’ Ahmed.

Part three will be streamed live on Facebook on Thursday 29th October from 6.30-8.30pm. This will be an online community poetry and performance event for poets and musical artists to share their race and equality-related work. Participants from the previous workshop will also have the opportunity to share their poem.

To contribute to the evening, either live or recorded, by sharing a poem or sharing a musical performance, send ‘J’ an email with the poem/video attached by Thursday 22 October.

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