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700 Women - a writing workshop with Sabrina Mahfouz at Gods House Tower
Sat, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST
Whether you write every day or haven’t ever before, if you are a woman writer, come and spend two hours creating a spoken word piece or poem with award winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz.
For all ages and levels of experience, Sabrina will guide you through exciting writing exercises to help you to complete and perform (if you’d like to!) your piece.
BOOKING FOR THE WORKSHOP IS ESSENTIAL. After the workshop Sabrina will give a free Spoken Word performance around 12.30 for the 700 women event. Sabrina will also be performing at the SO-write Showcase at Mettricks, Guildhall Square during the afternoon. More details here.
Sabrina Mahfouz writes plays, poems, films, articles and stories. She produces workshops, theatre and events with the aims of making the arts more accessible for all and creating awareness of social issues through creative engagement. Her creative work has been recognized with a number of awards. Most recently, these include receiving a 2014 Fringe First Award; a 2013 Sky Arts Futures Fund Award; an Old Vic New Voices Underbelly Edinburgh Award; a UK Young Artists Award; a nomination for The Stage Award 2011 for Best Solo Performance; an Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot Award and a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights.
This workshop is part of the SO: To Speak, Words in the City 2016 weekend, and has been organised by Southampton Festivals in partnership with Artful Scribe as part of the sowrite literary development project. It is being run as a collaborative event in partnership with Gods House Tower - a reincarnation
The SO: To Speak Words in the City weekend is being held as part of Southampton Fringe – a celebration of local art and artists between October and January while the city hosts British Art Show 8.