2017 Workshops

This is Who I am: creative writing in response to identity, heritage and place

Dr Joanna Skelt, image source: library of Birmingham website


Thursday, 16 March 2017


11:00 – 13:00


Soho House, Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, Birmingham, B18 5LB


Free, booking recommended.

Dr Joanna Skelt, Teaching Fellow in African Studies and Anthropology and Birmingham Poet Laureate 2013-14, explores the links between place, heritage, identity and culture in this creative writing workshop.

Joanna will share poems from a new writing commission exploring identity before and after taking a DNA test and discuss research on culture and identity using writing with migrant communities.

Participants will then have a go at writing about their own experience of identity and their imagined and real heritage and connections to place.  Everyone welcome including those new to writing!

Presented by Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust as part of ‘History and Culture at Soho House‘, a day of free activities at the Handsworth home of industrialist and entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton.