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Radical Visions: Haiku workshop with Knight Errant Press

Friday, Nov 15 2019
14:15 - 15:30
Nathaniel Kunitsky, Knight Errant Press
location: Assembly Roxy

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Enjoy creative outlets for self-expression? We’re offering poetry & glitter & glue at this Knight Errant workshop!

Haiku is a very brief, structured, fun poetry form -and a great way to explore ideas whether you’re a poetry pro, or completely new to creative writing!

The terrific Nathaniel Kunitsky from Knight Errant Press, will be facilitating this friendly wee workshop on visual poetry & self expression.

It will start with a brief focus on the origins of the haiku, its structure and after a few warm-up exercises we will spend some time putting a few together.

Once the hard work is done, we will take to scissors and glitter and glue and create an interactive collage to illustrate what we’ve written.

The workshop, first run at Glasgow Free Pride, was originally based around the themes of queer futures and queer temporality, but attendees were welcome to digress from the theme if it didn’t quite fit them right. For this workshop we’ll be expanding on those subjects to reflect the overall themes of this year’s Fair : “Radical visions, radical action” - take that as your prompt & do with that what you will!

The workshop is for writers and creators of all ages and abilities; we recommend that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult.

All materials will be provided.

This event is part of Edinburgh’s 23rd Independent & Radical Book Fair, which runs from the 14th-17th November 2019. Please follow the link for details of accessibility as well as the bookshop’s safer spaces policy.

The Independent & Radical Book Fair is entirely run by Lighthouse- Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop and we receive no outside funding. To keep the event running in this spectacular and accessible space, and to make it as welcoming as possible, a third of all tickets are FREE, and the rest are by donation. Please give as generously as you can, either online or at the book fair!

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