Thursday, 11 August 2011

Opportunity for Writers & Performers

Want to perform your work as part of the Manchester Pride Fringe?
Want to rub shoulders with the very best of Black and Asian queer talent?
Fancy being recorded for a 'Queer Peepal Pride' film?

Local writer, journalist and performer Adam Lowe will be hosting an outreach workshop on themes of identity, gender, celebrity and speaking out, which will be held earlier the same day as Peepal Tree/SABLE's Sections of an Orange Manchester Pride Fringe event (Friday 19th August), 3.15-5.45pm, at Friends' Meeting House.

Writers/performers from any background, and of any experience level, are welcome to create and devise new work, with the chance to be included in the evening's showcase at Taurus on Canal Street, alongside legendary poets Rommi Smith, Dorothea Smartt and Seni Seneviratne.

Participants should bring with them one magazine and one newspaper, plus a pen and paper. It is also helpful, but not essential, to be familiar with Sections of an Orange by Anton Nimblett and Caribbean Erotic (ed. by Opal Palmer Adisa and Donna Aza Weir-Soley), as themes from these books will be explored in the session. Signed copies will be available to purchase if needed.

Places are limited. Please RSVP to secure your place. As some of the material written in the session might be recorded, remember to get your gladrags on!

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