Former ICA Associate Poet and Barbican Young Poet alumnus Belinda Zhawi joins us to lead a one-of-a-kind workshop to develop your poetry and creative writing. Previously featuring on Channel 4, the Tate and Bestival, she will be running a session exploring themes of community, politics and identity through various prompts, techniques and styles to hone your craft as a writer and performer.
Belinda is a Zimbabwean-born writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her work mostly focuses on memories of living in rural and urban Zimbabwe. She has performed across the UK in numerous venues, festivals and events including at Africa Writes, Brainchild and the ICA, with her work published in the anthologies Liminal Animals and Casagrande: Rain Of Poems. Zhawi co-founded the monthly poetry night, BORN::FREE and also co-runs the poetry movement Veranda with The S+K Project co-founder Malakai Sargeant at independent bookshop Libreria. Zhawi was shortlisted for 2015-16 Young Poet Laureate’s London role.