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Novels That Shaped Our World: Manifesto for Change

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Join poet Michelle Hubbard and author Selina Nwulu for this workshop - Novels That Shaped Our World: women in power, politics and protest.
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PRICE: £10 but free to under 25s.

Nottingham has been selected by the BBC and Libraries Connected to run a series of workshops on the theme of: Politics, Power & Protest- stories about the ideas, people and power struggles that shaped our world. We are also working in collaboration with the Women's Prize Trust to invite a very exciting line up of guest authors.

Manifesto for Change is a workshop on the theme of women in politics, power and protest. It will include a discussion championing inspiring women and those themes.

We'll be joined by special guest author Selina Nwulu, who will talk about her work, her path to publication and tips and inspiration for aspiring writers. There’ll also be a book club discussion and Q&A so you can ask all your burning questions to the authors! Finally, we’ll be writing a manifesto for change – talking and writing about women’s role in the future, a vision of their creative power and social currency.

This series of workshops aim to inspire audiences to talk about the power of the novel to touch us profoundly, to open our eyes to injustices – and to sometimes even act as a catalyst for social change.

Join poet Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard, plus special guest Selina Nwulu for the third workshop at 11am on Saturday 20th March 2021.

Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard is a renowned performance poet, based in Nottingham. She has over twenty years experience as a poet, performer, narrator, writer and an African drummer too. Michelle is also Senior Creative Engagement Practitioner at the National Justice Museum, where she is responsible for responding creatively to the museum’s vast collection.

Selina Nwulu is a writer, poet and essayist with a commitment to social and climate justice. She has written for a number of outlets such as the Guardian, New Humanist and Red Pepper and has toured her poetry extensively, both internationally and throughout the UK. She has been a voice for climate justice for over 10 years, working with both a number of grassroots, charity and arts organisations, in both a creative and consultancy capacity, to strengthen narratives around the gaps between race, justice and the climate crisis. Her poetry and essays have been widely published in a variety of journals, short films and anthologies including the critically acclaimed anthology New Daughters of Africa. She was Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-6, an award that showcases literary talent across the capital and she was shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019. Her first chapbook collection, The Secrets I Let Slip was published in 2015 by Burning Eye Books and is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. She has just finished her first full length collection of poems and is a finalist for the 2021 Arts Award UK Environmental Award.

Twitter: @SelinaNwulu

The Women’s Prize Trust champions women writers on a global stage and inspires more people to read, write and enjoy new and undiscovered women writers. Their work includes: running the Women’s Prize for Fiction and other competitions, programming workshops where they provide opportunities to engage with experienced writers and develop the craft, curating special spaces for women writers, and supporting and encouraging reading groups to engage with women’s writing.



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