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Presented as part of Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol | This workshop explores ideas and questions around narratives, their creation and consumption.

Examining ideas of authorship, ownership and realities surrounding appropriation, award-winning South African poet Koleka Putuma (author of Collective Amnesia) guides you through exercises that explore different methods of creating, transforming and sharing narratives.

15 places are available for this free workshop.  If you’d like to be considered for one of these, please send your application with the email subject ‘Application for Africa Writes – Bristol Workshop: Owning the Narrative’ to:

All applications should include the following:

  • A short bio of not more than 100 words
  • One or two poems (not longer than 500 words total)
  • An expression of interest (not more than 200 words) outlining why you believe this workshop will benefit you and your writing
  • Your contact details (email and phone)


This workshop will be facilitated by multi award-winning poet Koleka Putuma. She is an award-winning poet and theatre practitioner who has taken the South African literary scene by storm with her bestselling debut collection of poems Collective Amnesia

This workshop is presented as part of Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol. For further information on the festival, please see their website.