Power, Protest and Poetry: Workshop 3 – Writing a Riot

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Date And Time

Thu, 25 March 2021

15:00 – 16:30 EDT

A series of workshops seeking to examine Bristol through the lens of Politics, Power, Protest, and creative writing.

About this Event

Bristol Libraries and Words of Colour invite you to explore some of the most disruptive novels written in the English Language, and apply them to OUR context, Bristol.

What does it mean to have witnessed the pulling down of the Colston Statue? What does it mean to live in one of the most segregated cities in the country? If you were given a platform, what would you write?

Based on the theme of Power, Protest and Politics in the BBC 100 Novels That Shaped Our World longlist, Power, Protest & Poetry: The Workshops is a series of 3 workshops with Muneera Pilgrim encouraging participants to create works in response to the books and our times. All participants will be entered in a prize draw to win copies of the 10 novels featured.

The third workshop, Power, Protest & Poetry: Workshop 3 – Writing a Riot, takes place Thursday 25th March 2021, 7pm – 8.30pm.

In this session, we will be thinking about the things that have been left unsaid in the city. The stories that are rarely told or not given enough light – if Bristol could speak, what would it say?

Power, Protest & Poetry: The Workshops are free to attend and require a minimum participant age of 18 years old. The workshops are open to everyone living in Bristol, but we particularly encourage attendance from people living in Bristol who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as these voices are underrepresented and under-heard in discussions of politics and power in the UK today.

Muneera Pilgrim is a Bristol born international Poet, Cultural Producer, Writer, Broadcaster and TEDx speaker. She co-founded the Muslim Hip-Hop and spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, and she is a co-founder of Black Muslim Women Bike.

She regularly contributes to BBC 2’s Pause for Thought, she is a community artist with In BetweenTime, and alumni associate artist with The English Touring Theatre where she is writing her first play. Muneera’s first full poetry collection will be released late 2021 with Burning Eye books.

Muneera has written for The Guardian, Amaliah, Huffington Post, The Independent, Al Jazeera, Black Ballard and various other platforms. She has been featured across the BBC network, as well as Sky News, Sky Arts, and Al Jazeera. In 2015 a documentary about her former group Poetic Pilgrimage was commissioned by Al Jazeera, “Hip-Hop Hijabis has been screened several times since.

Find her on Instagram and Twitter (@MuniPilgrim).

Words of Colour Productions is a Creative Development Agency for writers, artists, creatives and entrepreneurs of colour that collaborates with organisations and institutions who are ready to actively commit to systemic transformation programmes that inspire and facilitate inclusion and action. Find Words of Colour on TwitterInstagramYouTube and Facebook.