Join writer Mandla Rae for two workshops that will use poetry to speak truth to power, and to respond to what is in our minds and what we see in the world. Writing Power will be structured around writing exercises that will ask questions, give you space to reflect, and lead you to write creatively about your world and what you would like to see there. In these work-shops Mandla will use queer and Black poets such as Audre Lorde, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Alice Walker as inspiration.

Please note: This event will take place on Zoom. For further information click here.

Part of Get Creative Summer – find more events here.

About the Artist

Mandla Rae is a queer Zimbabwean writer and performer. They often write as an attempt to understand their intersectional existence and how they walk through the world. Mandla is a performance poet who recently started making theatre. They have performed across the UK, sharing their work on stages such as HOME, the Royal Exchange Studio and Leeds Play-house.

Photo Credit: Marian Olonso

Additional information


Online Zoom Session


Tuesday 28 July and Tuesday 11 August, 2-3.30pm