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Creative Writing Masterclass Session 3 with Panya Banjoko

  • New Art Exchange 39-41 Gregory Boulevard Nottingham, England, NG7 United Kingdom (map)
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Date: Saturday 24th March 2018

Time: 1 - 4pm

Title: Writing for publication

Details: This is the final workshop in a series and participants who have attended previous sessions are encouraged to write and edit work that is suitable to be considered for submission into a publication.

Outcome: To use the knowledge gained in previous sessions to submit work suitable for publication.

About workshop leader Panya Banjoko

Panya Banjoko is a UK based Writer and Poet whose work has been published in various anthologies. She has performed widely, including the 2012 Olympic Games, coordinates a Black Writers network and is Patron for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.

Her first published poem was Brain Drain published by Penguin Press in IC3: New Black Writing in Britain (2000). She has had poems published in numerous anthologies including, Out of Bounds by Bloodaxe Books. Her poem, One Of A Kind, was long listed by Peepal Tree Press in 2016 and commended in the Writers East Midlands Aurora Poetry Competition in 2017.

Whilst poetry is her mainstay she has also written two early years publications, The Princess and the Potter’s Pot, a commission for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Museum Service in 2008 and Hari at the Castle, for Nottingham Castle Museum (2010).

In 2008 she was awarded Women in the Arts for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. And in 2016 voted C-Hub magazine’s best Performer 2016 and in the same year selected by Left Lion Magazine as one of Nottingham's most influential Black Women. In 2017 she was presented with the Black Achievers Award in Culture, Music and Art for her work with Poetry. Her debut poetry collection will be published by Burning Eye Books in June 2018.

Please note, this workshop is designed as a series. Please ensure you are available for all dates listed and sign up to all 3 events.

Earlier Event: March 22
Out of the Office
Later Event: March 31