Saturday 26 January: Of Conjuring & Caring: Odes For Women - a writing workshop with Belinda Zhawi


Come join us on Saturday 26 January from 2pm - 5pm when our special guest leads a writing workshop.

Belinda Zhawi will be inviting participants to correspond with their personal stories & selected women’s writing to create ode poems. Selections include Lorna Goodison and Erna Brodber.

This workshop will follow the ode's form - strophe, antistrophe & epode, to explore Black women's activism. The odes provide a creative bridge between the public and the private, and a tool for each of us to build our own archive.

Belinda will also read and discuss her new publication, Small Inheritances, out on Oxford Brookes University Press. Small Inheritances reflects the dialogue between two cultures and geographies, on mistakes often made and the push and pull of ancestry and migration. The poems, born from raw suburban reality, are set free with such strong imagery, coupled with a direct lyrical energy, that you can almost hear the words on the page.

About Belinda Zhawi

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean born writer & educator currently based in London. Her work explores Afro-diasporic research & narratives; how art & education can be used as intersectional tools. She was the 2016/17 Institute of Contemporary Arts Associate Poet & is co-founder of, poetry social & zine press, BORN::FREE. Small Inheritances (ignitionpress, 2018).

Date: Saturday 26 January

​From: 2pm - 5pm

Location: The George Padmore Institute 76 Stroud Green Road N4 3EN

Tickets: £8 Available at the door/from Eventbrite:






Belinda Zhawi's latest publication