Over the course of an hour, clear and precise writing prompts will be shared that together culminate in a finished poem. These will be collated and digitally published so participants might read and enjoy their structurally similar, yet vastly different work.

Visit @TwitterPoetry to join the workshop, read the work and be a part of creation!


Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a Ghanaian-British producer, editor and writer who has won acclaim as a children’s author, poet, broadcaster and novelist. Winner of multiple international awards including Ghana’s ACRAG award, his novel Tailof the Blue Bird was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, going on to win France’s Prix Baudelaire and Prix Laure Bataillon in 2014; and his latest book of poems, The Geez (2020) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, and shortlisted for the Walcott Prize. As a producer, he is the founder of the African Writers’ Evening series of talks and serves as the current Producer of Literature and Talks at Brighton Festival.

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 

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