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Healing Words 2019: poetry open mic

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Alongside our Healing Words 2019 exhibition, we’re running a series of special workshops on aspects of creativity and mental health.

It’s a chance for you to get involved: from tips for building your confidence, to techniques for getting you writing – and even take part in an open mic poetry reading. A talented bunch of workshop leaders will guide you through 30 minute taster sessions for you to dip your toe in and learn new skills.

Space is limited; reserve your seat below (or turn up on the day for standing room).

Come and join us. Download a leaflet


Poetry Open Mic

Thursday 3 October, 12.30-2pm
Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7DX

Hosted by Cecilia Knapp

Performances by emerging spoken word artists, plus an opportunity for members of the public to read their poems (3 minutes per person).

Reserve a seat – either as audience, or to read a poem

Followed by…

Start expressing yourself through writing, 2.30-3pm – reserve a seat
with Cecilia Knapp

Writing and self expression can have such a positive impact on everyone. Join poet and playwright Cecilia Knapp as she guides you through some fun, quick and accessible ways to start writing and finding your voice. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced writer or if you’ve never written before, these tips and exercises will be something you can use and enjoy beyond the workshop so you can start to feel the benefits of creative writing.