What does it mean to be Bahraini in the UK? How does it effect our relationship to our homeland? What are the things we crave, the truths we have discovered, the things we have had to create for ourselves? Some of us see our time in the UK as temporary; some of us are as British as we are Bahraini. But for all of us, the British isles are our home today.
This project, funded by Arts Council England, is a first of its kind: a creative writing space for Bahrainis living in Britain.
Through poetry, we will unlock our creative voices. Each week, we will explore a different aspect of poetry, from form and function to editing and performance.
Beginners are welcome and encouraged to join – no experience necessary!
The workshops are free for attendees and will run over six weeks in January/February 2021.
For further information and to sign up today, visit: https://alialjamri.com/2020/12/04/between-two-islands-poetry-writing-workshops-for-bahrainis-in-britain/