Apples & Snakes Presents: The Writing Room Lincoln with Malika Booker
The Writing Room is Apples and Snakes' free development space for emerging poets and spoken word artists, aged 18-30 years old, this is the first time it is running in Lincoln. Over the course of eight workshops, participants will come together, share ideas, hone in on their skills and, most importantly, write!

This 8 week course is designed to take you through the whole process of writing a poem - from the genesis of an idea and using different writing forms, to discovering the sound of your poems and revisiting and editing your work, as well as having the platform to showcase your work at the end! The course is developed around the idea of reducing the amount of guesswork in your writing and to encourage and inspire craft and creativity.

Facilitated by internationally renowned poet and facilitator Malika Booker, The Writing Room will put you through your paces and engage in an exciting range of creative exercises that will challenge, encourage and inspire your work as an artist.

Alongside Malika, two of the sessions will be facilitated by guest artists who will share their expertise.

Session dates:

Session 1: Tuesday 4th September - 6-8pm
Session 2: Tuesday 11th September - 6-8pm
Session 3: Tuesday 18th September - 6-8pm
Session 4: Tuesday 25th September - 6-8pm
Session 5: Tuesday 2nd October - 6-8pm
Session 6: Tuesday 9th October - 6-8pm
Session 7: Tuesday 16th October - 6-8pm
Session 8: Tuesday 23rd October - 6-8pm

The Writing Room Takeover: Lincoln Performing Arts Centre - Wednesday 24th October - 7.30pm

**Deadline for applications: Tuesday 4th Sept 2018, 5pm** - EXTENSION

Please note that sessions will be held in Lincoln at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Those from outside Lincoln may apply, but Apples and Snakes will not be able to cover travel expenses.

The Writing Room is intended as a 8 session programme – you should attend the whole course but must be able to make a minimum of 6 sessions to be able to participate.

This project is supported by The Garfield Weston Foundation and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

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