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Community Conversations Poetry Workshop with Tongues&Grooves
June 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International for a free poetry workshop with poet
Robyn Bolam, exploring themes of home, hope and journeys. Taking inspiration from poems written
by members of Portsmouth’s refugee and asylum-seeking community, the workshop is suitable for
all levels of experience, whether you’re an award-winning writer or a complete beginner.
The workshop will take place 3pm – 5pm, with a public reading by Robin Bolan at 5.30pm which
workshop participants would be welcome to stay for. There will be an opportunity for poems written
during the workshop to be exhibited during Journeys Festival International, 18– 27 October.
Robyn Bolan writes about surviving in difficult circumstances, love and loss, change in the natural
world and places and societies. She is originally from Northumberland but now lives and works in
Hampshire and is the Hampshire Poet.
Community Conversations is a project which explores how poetry can facilitate conversations across
communities. A selection of poems written by members of the refugee and asylum-seeking community will be
touring to libraries around Portsmouth until September 2019. Keep an eye on our website for
exhibition dates and upcoming workshops.