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Workshop with Yomi Ṣode

This workshop is from 14:00 till 17:00

Language is a wonderful and weird thing that morphs over time, it protects and holds us, it’s verbal and in some cases non verbal. Language journeys through different cultures and countries. Most importantly, it can empower people. Manorism, Yomi’s debut collection, explores this. The book works with the concept of nation-language. From Shakespeare and Stormzy, to elements of Yoruba. Understanding the power of language is integral to the writing process.  

Join Yomi as he talks you through Nation language. Be prepared to discuss, write, share work, and experiment with language!  

Limited spots available.

Yomi Ṣode

Yomi Ṣode is a Nigerian British writer. His debut collection ‘Manorism’, published by Penguin in October 2022 alongside a stage adaptation at the Southbank Centre, is shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2023 and the T S Eliot Prize 2022. He was shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021, and received the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2019. Yomi’s acclaimed one-man show COAT toured nationally to sold-out audiences, including at the Brighton Festival, Roundhouse Camden and the Battersea Arts Centre. In 2020 his libretto Remnants, written in collaboration with award-winning composer James B. Wilson and performed with Chineke! Orchestra premiered on BBC Radio 3.

In 2021, his play, and breathe… premiered at the Almeida Theatre to rave reviews. Yomi is a Complete Works alumnus and a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. He is the founder of BoxedIn, First Five, The Daddy Diaries, and mentorship programme, 12 in 12.

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