After my year is up continuing performances and doing workshops is something I'm interested in which is why I have been working with Beatfreeks and having mentoring sessions to become a workshop facilitator by shadowing other poets.
The first work shop was with Luci Hammans and about inspiration, writing and performing. We started off thinking about our passions and developing them into short pieces we then thought about how we could develop them and how they could be performed. Luci showed us how we can visualise our words through movement, by jumping up on words and walking out the rhythm.
The whole workshop was structured so that we started off with a small idea that developed into a final collaborative piece. Anyone interested in writing poetry or even becoming the young poet laureate can come along to the verse lab workshops on the 24 May and 28 June. The next workshop is on 24 May with 'Seasick Soul' - Jaden Larker and Amerah Saleh. Free tickets are available in advance on from Birmingham Box or on the day, hope to see you there!