Weekly writing and performance workshops for young women facilitated by award-winning writers such as Mona Arshi (https://www.monaarshi.com) and Chloe Esposito (https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/chloe-esposito/129218/).
Over a year, the young women will write about their lives using a mash-up of genres such as poetry, flash fiction and rap to develop memoirs about their lives in this unique suburb. They will also attend summer performance workshops with the outstanding Sonority Turner who has facilitated workshops nationally and internationally.
The young women’s stories will be edited and published by Vanguard Readings, the publishing company run by Richard Skinner, author of The Red Dancer, The Velvet Gentleman and other works of poetry and fiction. Richard is the also the Director of the Fiction Programme at the world famous Faber Academy and he will be on the lookout for the next best-selling writer from the workshops.
There will be an end of project book launch in spring 2018 and the young women will also go on tour, reading and performing to schools and youth centres, sharing their life stories and raising issues that are of concern to young women.
Term time – Fridays, 5-6pm
Summer holidays – week day afternoons – days and times to be confirmed
The Hanworth Centre