Why a gay writing workshop?
Creative writing workshops for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities were a major part of the proudWords festival, giving LGBT people, both writers and non-writers, the opportunity to express themselves in a supportive, queer-friendly environment.
Lisa Matthews will lead this workshop with a range of writing activities about how we can celebrate the unique literary contribution the LGBT community makes, and whether the proudWords festival needs to be revived. These were conversations that Proud Words had with Julia Darling who used to say in her workshops ‘Let your fingers do the talking’.
This workshop is open to all LGBT-identified people and their friends. No writing experience is necessary but you are asked to bring a photocopy of a page from your favourite LGBT book or text that is important to you.