Are you LGBTQ+ and either 18-25 or 50+? Are you interested in writing poetry and meeting people from different generations?

Join writers mandla rae and Maz Hedgehog to explore different kinds of poetry, create new work in a fun environment, and share your writing with other LGBTQ+ people, in a new intergenerational project from the Octagon Theatre. All levels of experience are welcome, including beginners.

Please note: you don’t need to be available for every session to take part.

About the Artists

mandla rae is a black, zimbabwean, agender & queer writer and performer. obsessed with archives and storytelling, they make work that draws from their personal experiences and heritage, to prove that they exist and create connections with their audiences. mandla has performed their work at Contact, the Royal Exchange, HOME and Leeds Playhouse. they are also an Associate Artist with Outbox Theatre.

Maz Hedgehog is a writer and performer whose work re-imagines folklore and mythologies. She's worked with organisations like Penguin and Blue Peter and performed at events from Edinburgh to Brighton. Fond of fairies and theatrics, Maz's work is imaginative, lyrical and occasionally a little surreal. Find her across social media @MazHedgehog

Additional information


50 + 


Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm

Tuesday 11 May - Tuesday 6 July (no session on 1 June)


Online Zoom Workshop