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22. February 2022

Wasafiri Writing Workshop – Writing Protest: Writing for Action

Beyond Protest: Writing for Action a Wasafiri writing workshop with Writer-in-Residence Jessica Gaitán Johannesson.

Wasafiri is excited to announce ‘Beyond Protest: Writing for Action’, an online writing workshop tutored by our Writer-in-Residence Jessica Gaitán Johannesson.

Tickets: £11.37 – £32.93

‘There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious,’ wrote activist Mario Savio in 1964, ‘makes you so sick at heart that you can’t take part!’

We live in an age of protest, when an increasing number of us feel no longer able to ‘take part’, and take to the streets with our heartache. How does writing respond to what happens there, and how can it be a part of the same spirit of resistance? How do we engage with issues of protest, action, and justice? How do we give voice to the responses to it?

This writing workshop explores writing for protest and action, engaging with a range of issues, questions, and realities, and the feelings and power of protest.

This is the third and final workshop in a series exploring writing about and from crisis with an intersectional scope, facilitated by Wasafiri’s writer-in-Residence Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, with ‘Beyond Dystopia: Writing About the Environmental Crisis’ held in collaboration with Durham Book Festival in October 2021, and ‘Beyond Crisis: Writing Resiliance’ which took place at the Radical Book Fair in Edinburgh in November 2021 in collaboration with Lighthouse Books.