Schools Writing Workshop with Inua Ellams – BOOKED OUT

  • Friday 10th November @ 11:00 am
  • Free

    This event is now booked out.

    Trained by national poetry organisation, Apples & Snakes, in their Poets In Education Scheme, Inua Ellams further developed his skills as facilitator by travelling the world and running accessible classes for educational, arts and corporate organisations from Malaysia to Australia, Libya to South Africa. He has worked with all ages from Primary to University, teaching various aspects of poetry & playwriting, or using them to teach history, mathematics and philosophy. Students will join Inua for this special workshop.

    This is a schools event suitable for ages 16+.

    Supported by the British Council in collaboration with The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.


    Photo by: Henry Nicholls.

    Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is writer and curator. He is a cross disciplinary artist, an internationally touring performer, a poet, playwright, screenwriter, graphic artist & designer. His published books of poetry include Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, The Wire-Headed Heathen, #Afterhours, and The Actual. His first play The 14th Tale was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival. His plays include Barber Shop Chronicles, Three Sister and The Half-God of Rainfall. He is currently touring Search Party, An Evening With An Immigrant and working on several commissions across stage and screen. He lives and works from London, where he founded and curates the Midnight Run, The R.A.P Party, Poetry +Film / Hack, and other live events. He is an ambassador for The Ministry of Stories and The London Library, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Royal Society of Arts, and board members of The Poetry Translation Centre, Complicite Theatre, The Royal Society of Literature and Cheltenham Literature Festival. In 2023, He was honoured with an MBE for Services To The Arts, and an Honorary Doctorate from University Of The Arts, London.