Join the award-winning Letters to the Earth campaign team to explore the climate and ecological emergency and what it means to you. What does the future look and feel like? What changes can we make? And what does the Earth have to say about it all?

Following an open conversation with guest artist-activists Zena Edwards about their work, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your own responses to the crisis through creative writing and spoken word.

In this participatory workshop we’ll explore the perspectives of both the human and the non-human. A letter to the Earth can be to – or from – anything on this planet: the earth, another species, a particular place, the future, a person in a position of power. What’s important to you?

Following the workshop you will have the opportunity to perform your work to an invited audience. Part of The Last Word Festival.

About Zena Edwards:
For 27 years, Zena has been a professional writer/poet performer, radical educator and creative project developer after graduating from Middlesex University. She studied storytelling and performance at The London International School for Performing Arts and is founder and Creative and Strategic Director of Verse in Dialog – an arts and engagement CIC that champions arts that serve. She regularly curates independent events connecting creatives with organisations and academia, advocating for climate and environmental justice, equity and decolonisation, facilitating personal sovereignty and collective well-being.

Zena is a mentor in professional artist’s development and creative campaigning. Her writing and performance pedagogy is rooted in identifying the connection of the body to the Earth, the imagination, creativity and future thinking, all in alignment with purpose and authenticity.

As a multidisciplinary collaborator, Zena has collaborated with The Last Poets, Hugh Masekela, choreographer Akram Khan (Xenos), Visual Artist – Theaster Gates (Soul Manufacturing Company) and radical filmmaker Fahim Alam, (Riots Reframed).

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