Weird and Wonderful Wordplay BOOKED OUT Thembe Mvula

In Partnership with The Ark

  • Friday 10th November @ 10:00 am
  • The Ark, Temple Bar
  • Free

Age 10+ years

This session with writer and poet Thembe Mvula will inspire imaginations and foster a space for wellbeing boosting creativity through generating writing that finds the extraordinary in the everyday. Involving a mix of play, writing prompts and engaging with different styles of written and performance poetry, the session is designed to encourage confidence in reading and writing poems.

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

This is a schools event. Expression of interest contact is here 


Thembe Mvula is a South African/British writer and poet. She is an alum of the Obsidian Foundation, Barbican Young Poets and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Thembe has headlined nationally and internationally, including at Tate Lates, Oslo Afro Arts festival and has featured at Latitude festival. Her poetry has been anthologised in Part of a Story That Started Before Me (Penguin Random House, 2023), Before Them, We (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2022), The Black Anthology (10:10 Press, 2021) and appears in Magma magazine issues 77 and 83 and Rowayat. She recently completed a masters in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, specialising in screenwriting.

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