LGBTQIA+ Poets Workshop with Joelle Taylor

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Dates:
from 16 Mar 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 16 Mar 2022 8:30 p.m.
Address:
Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
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This session unpacks the research and writing methods Joelle Taylor used to write her T.S. Eliot Prize-winning collection C+NTO & Othered Poems.

Joelle Taylor's T.S. Eliot Prize-winning collection C+NTO & Othered Poems blends history, magic, rebellion, party and sermon in order to relate the story of butch counterculture. C+NTO is a love poem, a riot, a late night, and an honouring. Part-memoir, part-conjecture, part-love poem, part-riot, Joelle's cantos explore sexuality and gender, uncovering queer communities forged underground. This session unpacks the research and writing methods Joelle used to write C+NTO & Othered Poems. Exploring poetic narrative, the praise poem, and LGBT hidden histories this masterclass will allow you to develop your own response to queer space and self. It aims to disrupt genres to tell authentic stories of queer communitues. Be prepared to share your work.

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Joelle Taylor's T.S. Eliot Prize-winning collection C+NTO & Othered Poems blends history, magic, rebellion, party and sermon in order to relate the story of butch counterculture. C+NTO is a love poem, a riot, a late night, and an honouring. Part-memoir, part-conjecture, part-love poem, part-riot, Joelle's cantos explore sexuality and gender, uncovering queer communities forged underground.

This session unpacks the research and writing methods Joelle used to write C+NTO & Othered Poems. Exploring poetic narrative, the praise poem, and LGBT hidden histories this masterclass will allow you to develop your own response to queer space and self. It aims to disrupt genres to tell authentic stories of queer communitues. Be prepared to share your work.

LGBTQIA+ Poets Workshop with Joelle Taylor is supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the British Council and the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season.

About our host

Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and former slam champion. She is widely anthologised and the author of 4 full poetry collections and 3 plays. Her latest poetry collection C+NTO & Othered Poems was published in June 2021 by Westbourne Press and won the T.S. Eliot Prize. A BBC Radio 4 documentary ‘Butch’ featuring poems from C+NTO and presented by Joelle was broadcast in May 2020, and Joelle has recently been commissioned to develop C+NTO into a spoken word theatre show. Joelle regularly performs across the UK and internationally, touring her work to Australia, Finland, Singapore, Spain, Estonia, Brazil and Portugal.