Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances Chloe will facilitate this workshop via video link. The workshop will still take place in the Lakeside Theatre Studio at 5.30pm as planned.
Artist, performer, poet and writer working with and in her lived experiences as a black trans woman of Nigerian Yoruba and Eshan heritage, Chloe Filani examines the themes of identity and power structures.
In this practical workshop, participants will explore their writing practice through sensory interaction and conversations with objects in groups.
You will be encouraged to think and slow down and be present in your body and your surroundings. In a facilitated space you will have the opportunity to create poetry through this process and to read aloud your work.
Chloe will also read poetry from Black, Queer authors to help you explore new poetry of Black origin.
This workshop is FREE for all University of Essex students.
Chloe Filani’s work takes us on artistic journeys with play, movement and vocal expression, using her body to communicate the artistic self.
Her 2023 collection A LADY OF THE NIGHT, A VICTORIAN TALE, is published by Montez Press. CHANGE, her episode of Anthems — a series of manifestos, speeches, poems and rallying cries written for Pride 2023 — is available to listen to wherever you get your podcasts.