Caribbean Stories – writing poetry workshop

Thu, 25 June 2020 19:00 – 20:30

Have you wanted to share your experience of being a member of the Windrush community and defendants but not sure where to start?

As we commemorate the arrival of the ship called the Windrush, we want to encourage story telling from the Windrush Caribbean community, on the topic:

‘ What my Windrush experience and heritage means to me’

On the 22nd June our poetry competition launches and our Caribbean Stories workshop will help you to craft your entry. We want to encourage a range of entries from anyone aged 18 and over.

On 25th June our workshop will be delivered by Desree , a London and Slough based poet and writer. Find out more about Desree and her work @dezziiee /

Once you register for the workshop the Zoom details will be sent to you to sign in on the 25th June. To book visit Eventbrite search for Caribbean Stories Poetry workshop and competition from Through A Different Lens

The competition opens on 22nd June and closes on 19th July.

To enter you can:

submit a written poem (no longer than 1 side of A4) to


Create a video (no more than 3 minutes long) and email for transfer details

To find out more along with terms & conditions for entry visit follow us on social media for regular updates Instagram @TADL99 Twitter/Facebook @TADLFilmMakting

Please note: there is no obligation to enter the competition however we would welcome as many entries from across Berkshire and the surrounding areas as possible.

1st prize:

£50 book voucher from cultural book seller

Opportunity to recite/present your poem at the Caribbean Stories screening night in November 2020(lock down conditions permitting)

Your poem stored at Reading Museum

2 x runner up prizes:

£25 book voucher from cultural book seller

Your poems stored at Reading Museum

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