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Saturday 18 February at 14:00

Tower Hamlets Local History Library

Turn your memories of queer life, space and place into poetry and create your own version of community history. No experience needed; all ages welcome.

Sophia Blackwell, poet and performer, leads a workshop for LGBT people.

Sophia, a regular on the poetry scene, has been holding crowds spellbound for over five years in bars, clubs and festivals. Here’s how they reviewed her debut collection “Into Temptation”

‘Her poems often carry the same sense of gleeful abandon as a child let loose with a dressing-up box. At the same time, there is a fierce, shaping intelligence at work here, and a quiet but persistent note of melancholy.’ –Alan Buckley, PBS (Poetry Book Society)

‘Some of Sophia Blackwell’s poems read like Nico should be singing them to John Cale’s viola, some as if Shakespeare’s slut sister taught him all he knew, while others are as new as the next dawn. Dirty, juicy, knowing and open – works for me.’ –Stella Duffy, novelist, actor, comedian and improviser

‘A classic work from a toughly modern poet. Full of such contradictions, Sophia Blackwell’s work is as sassy and sexy as the poet herself with a side order of innocent and dreamy. Worth a lot more than the cover price!’ –-Fyne Times Magazine.

 Tickets are free of charge, but places are limited and booking is essential. For more information and to book a place, email localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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