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The Poetry of Dissent
Thu 1 Mar 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018
Dig deep into Manchester's own history of resistance to inspire new work in this five week course from The Poetry School.

Manchester has a varied and colourful history of dissent–from the Suffragettes to the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research group. In this exciting course, we’ll dig deep into Manchester’s own history of resistance, as well as classic and contemporary poems of politics, for inspiration and guidance.

Together we will explore themes of rebellion and revolution, protest and parade, while uncovering stories of local, national and international dissent. Located next to Archives+ at Central Library, the course will make use of historical records, as well as the exhibits and texts therein.

Adam Lowe is a Manchester-based writer, performer and educator. He is LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and wrote A Poem for Manchester as part of a residency at Manchester libraries to mark the reopening of Central Library. He runs local LGBT young writers’ group Young Enigma and is a visiting tutor at the University of Leeds’ MA in Writing for Performance & Publication.

Dates: 5 weekly sessions on Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm, 1 -29 March.
Location: Friends' Meeting House, Manchester
Cost: £90

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