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Writing Our Freedom(s): Writing Workshop With Travis Alabanza

  • Samuel Alexander Building Oxford Road M13 9PL Manchester (map)

Join Travis Alabanza for an intimate writing workshop that aims to use poetry, text and play to reflect and interrogate our relationship to our gender, bodies and the outside. Inspired by Travis’ debut poetry book ‘before I step outside (you love me)’, the workshop aims to use different writing prompts, discussions and sharings to have space to think about our gender, public space, and imagining something more.

This workshop is open to trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and queer folks exploring their gender. The workshop is hosted by the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester and is free to attend but spaces are limited so please register to reserve a place.

Travis Alabanza is a writer, performer and theatre maker based in London. In the last three years they have cemented themselves as one of the leading and most prominent current trans voices in the UK Arts. Their writing has appeared in publications such as the BBC, Huck, Dazed, I-D, Guardian, Independent, and their self-published chapbook 'Before I step Outside (you love me)' in 2017 was shipped to over 21 countries. They have worked with various institutions nationally and internationally, holding a residency at Tate Museum and performing in places such as the Roundhouse, Lyric Hammersmith and Royal Exchange. Recently selling out their debut Show Burgerz, to 5&4 star reviews, and awarded 'Best Theatre of 2018' by the readers of the Guardian, the play text was also published by Oberon Books, Alabanza's unique blend of politics, performance, fashion and critical analysis is not to be missed.