Feminist Futures Creative Writing Workshop

Feminist Futures Creative Writing Workshop

For people of all genders aged 16-30
Sunday 2nd September 2018

Morland Enterprise Park
Morland Road
United Kingdom

Fully accessible

People of all genders aged 16-30 are invited to a free, interactive creative writing workshop exploring the future of gender equality and activism. Held within an exhibition of striking feminist posters, the workshop will take inspiration from a century of women-led campaigns for gender equality from Votes for Women to Equal Pay and #metoo. 

Experimenting with DIY counter-cultural methods such as cut-up poetry, adaptation and collage we will explore a range of topics including gender stereotyping, sexual harassment, LGBT+ activism and the issues that matter to you. 

The workshop will create opportunities to:

  • Meet others interested in activism, creative writing and gender equality
  • Experiment with new creative writing techniques in a non-judgmental environment
  • Publish your work on the Feminist Archive South project website and have it displayed in a regional touring exhibition (optional)
  • Enrich the study of English Literature and Language at A-Level or degree level and build your knowledge of feminist theory, textual analysis and adaptation

‘Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.’ Audre Lorde, ‘Poetry is not a Luxury’. 

After the workshop there will be a launch for the exhibition with free food, refreshments, discussions and a badge, zine and poster making workshop open to everyone. You are welcome to stay and continue your creative writing work in the space. If you would like to join the workshop please register for your free ticket here.

The Red Brick Building is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions or access needs get in touch with Ellie at education.feministarchive@gmail.com.

Event leader
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Ellie O'Connell

Ellie O’Connell is a feminist teacher, activist and Education Co-ordinator for the Hatpins to Hashtags project. In partnership with T.I.G.E.R. (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect), she is responsible for researching and planning the Hatpins to Hashtags workshop series as well as building connections with schools, colleges and youth groups. 

Ellie is a fully qualified Modern Languages teacher specialised in teaching the 16-19 age range and has worked with young people to explore intersectional feminisms in multicultural educational contexts.

Ellie is also studying an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures at the University of Bristol. She began the Translating Latin American Feminisms project which brings together translators of all levels, academics and activists to collectively research, translate and digitise the unexplored narratives of intersectional feminist activism within the archive.

She loves riot grrrl music, making things, cycling and gardening. She juggles all of this with long term health problems and would be very happy to discuss all things accessibility :)