Introduction to poetry workshop with Theresa Lola
Join us for a LIVE demonstration and interview with Theresa Lola on Instagram, then head over to Zoom for a half hour skills share from Theresa herself!
- 12.30pm: LIVE reading and interview with Theresa Lola on Instagram
- 1.00pm: Workshop from Theresa Lola on Zoom exploring an introduction to poetry and a chance to write your own poem!
BBC London National Poetry Day Commission
About Theresa Lola
Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator, and is the current Young People’s Laureate for London.
She is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets programme, and was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. In April 2018 she was commissioned by the Mayor of London's Office to write a poem for the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett's statue in Parliament Square, which she read at the ceremony.
She has facilitated poetry workshops at St Mary's University, as well as primary and secondary schools. Her debut poetry collection In Search of Equilibrium (Nine Arches Press, Feb 2019) is described as ‘a glorious hymn to being alive and wounded’.
More Artist workshops with Voice
Thanks to Arts Council England, we're excited to be offering a series of artist workshops. Join us as we interview creatives and then hand over to them to run a workshop! Explore more free skills share workshops in the Artist Workshops with Voice series.