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LQW Writing Workshop: Writing Queer Utopias

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

🌈 Pay As You Feel Workshop*
🌈 Facilitated by Agnes Török
🌈 Booking essential:
*This workshop is open to former and current members of LQW and LGBTQIA+ members of the public.
The workshop:
“It is the job of the writer to make the revolution irresistible.” Toni Cade Bambara famously said.
In this 1.5 hour workshop, we work with writing hope and resistance vividly by crystallising moments in writing. We learn concrete tools for writing scenes, moments and poems that create empathy and help our reader or audience envision futures worth fighting for, not just in an abstract sense but with every cell in their body.
We find ways to work through our own writer’s block, creative pessimism or apathy. And we write to envision queer utopias. You will come out of the workshop with a few new poems, some concrete writing skills and some hard-earned hope.
Agnes Török:
Agnes Török (they/them) is a non-binary bilingual spoken word poet, workshop leader and author. They have performed on four continents, held two TED talks and published five poetry collections in two languages. Their English-language books include Happiness Is An Art Form (2016), We Need To Talk (2017) and All The Days We Don’t Revolt (2020), all published by Burning Eye Books. The week before the pandemic, Agnes was writer-in-residence at the Faber Queer Writing Residency in Catalonia. Their work is in the intersection of art and activism.
100% of the ticket sales go directly to queer artists (and the Zoom Gods)
*This event will be hosted on Zoom and covered under our Safe Space policy.*
LQW (London Queer Writers) is a writing collective comprised of LGBTQIA identifying poets, spoken word artists, live artists, facilitators and academics hoping to contribute to the London poetry and spoken word scene.
Zoom is a video call platform, that allows you to chat and see people in a group. You can run it on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer, as long as you have a camera and microphone or headphones. The host of the event will share a link – follow it, and it will tell you how to download and use Zoom to join the call.


April 8
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


London Queer Writers


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