What is the project about?
A poetry writing workshop for any level. You’ll explore a range of techniques to help you generate ideas and craft them. Expect conversation, engaging exercises and exploring other poets work. We will look at the themes of Cecilia’s debut play ‘Losing the Night’ as a starting point. Expect to write about place, identity and loss.

What will I get from taking part?
• Meet new people
• Express yourself through writing
• Take away tools and exercises to help you keep writing
• Editing experience
• Performance technique
• You will get a ticket to see Cecelia’s show the following week

Who will be teaching the project?
Cecilia Knapp, poet, playwright and performer. She has performed all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE, The Guardian and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK’s young poets to watch. She was shortlisted for the role of London Laureate in 2018 and longlisted for the 2019 Outspoken poetry prize. Her first show “Finding Home” was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively. Her latest play ‘Losing The Night’ is supported by The Arts Council and is in development with the Brighton Dome and The Roundhouse, where it recently premiered. She is working on her first novel and her debut poetry collection. She is currently poet in residence at Great Ormond Street hospital and tutors the Roundhouse Poetry Collective.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
A notebook and pen

How to Enrol or apply:
Enrol online using the button at the top on the page.

How do I pay for this project?
You can pay by visiting us in person or by calling us on 0300 6789 222 (option 4). We are open Tue – Fri 9.30am – 9pm and Sat – Mon 9.30am – 5pm. For further details see How to Enrol.
Please try to do so before the first session of the project.

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support..

If you are using a bursary to pay for the project, please ensure you arrange this with the Advice Base with plenty of time before the start of the project.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs.Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse studios