Creative Writing Workshops


We had an exciting workshop with Aviva Dautch based on the British Museum’s ‘Reflections’ exhibition of art from the Middle East and North Africa.

Poetry and Short Story Writing Sessions February 2017

MuralSunday mornings 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February 2017
10.00 to 12.00

First session at the British Museum and other sessions at Fitzrovia Centre, London W1 (nearest tube: Goodge Street)
Facilitated by Esther Lipton

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Cost: £15 for 4 sessions to include EWI membership. £10 for asylum seekers. Free for 2017 EWI members.
If payment is a problem, please contact Jennifer in confidence

Led by Yvonne Green, experienced tutor and widely published poet.

Learn poetry techniques
Create a range of exciting, good quality poems – improve your poetry
Free lunch

Six Sundays from 11.00 to 1.30

  • 15th May
  • 22nd May
  • 29th May
  • 5th June
  • 19th June
  • 26th June

at The Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL (nearest tube: Goodge Street)

Free for Exiled Writers Ink members
£15 Exiled Writers Ink membership for others. See

Register in advance with Exiled Writers Ink

Spoken word poets, Fatima Hagi, Husam Eddin Mohammad, Selam Kidane and Shabibi Shah, from Somalia, Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan respectively, performed their work in the main languages of the camp refugees and interacted with them in a workshop. The visiting writers donated poetry and prose books in the refugees’ languages.


Writing your life: poetry, stories and autobiography


35 ST MARTINS STREET WC2H 7HP just off Leicester Square


Lynette Craig will lead a small group in these workshops using exercises, discussion and analysis of your own work to enable you to improve your own poems and prose. Lynette is an experienced facilitator and holds an MPhil in Writing; her own poetry is widely published.

If you would like to participate, then contact and when your place is confirmed you will receive details of exactly where to go.

facilitated by experienced poetry facilitator Lynette Craig who has an MPhil in Creative Writing and is a published poet:

* Develop your poetry skills for possible publication and performance

* 6 sessions every Tuesday from 12.00 to 2.15

* From Tuesday 4th November to Tuesday 9th December

* At the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (nearest tube: Covent Garden)

* Free for Exiled Writers Ink members; £15 for others to include membership

* Register now!

Exiled Writers Ink invites you to participate in:


Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October 2007, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Where do you come from, what is your identity?

If you are interested in writing poems about your life experiences and what it is like to be exiled in a new country, do come along and be encouraged to find a way into writing. All welcome.

Poetry Writing Workshops with poet and workshop facilitator: Lynette Craig holds an MPhil in Writing; she mentors exiled writers and leads workshops for both beginners and more experienced writers. Her own writing reflects her interest in the dispossessed, the persecution and exile.

Finsbury Library, 245 St.John Street,


Close to corner of St John Street and Skinner Street

Tube: Angel, Northern Line

Buses: 153

Wheelchair access. Disabled toilet.


Exiled Writers Ink is grateful to Islington Libraries for providing the workshop venue. islongton Islington Council


Exiled Writers Ink is pleased to announce an exciting creative writing course to be run by the respected Poetry School, London The facilitator is Moniza Alvi, prize-winning published poet.

Perform your work at Foyles, Charing Cross Road.

Where? At the Poetry Café Studio, Poetry Café 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (nearest tube: Covent Garden)

When? For weekly sessions from 27th January to 7th April 2006, Every Friday from 7.30 to 9.30

What? We shall explore the ever-important theme of exile. Study examples of work from a wide range of poets such as W.H.Auden, Nazim Hikmet, Mahmoud Darwish, Derek Walcott, Grace Nichols, Jackie Kay and George Szirtes.

Writing activities will be suggested and constructive feedback will be given within a supportive atmosphere.

Improve your technical skills.

Information about the UK poetry publishing world.

Performance: Perform your work at Foyles on Sunday 9th April at 3 pm.

Actors Anna Carteret and Stella Maris will help you improve your performance skills.

How much? Free

Who? Exiled poets who want to develop their work in English.

To register, please send your details to: Exiled Writers Ink, 31 Hallswelle Road, London NW11 ODH or e-mail to

Funded by the Arts Council

KurdishExiled Writers Ink and the Kurdish Cultural Centre and Kurdish Exiled Association invite you to the launch of ‘The Fleeing Garden: Kurdish Exiled Voices’ edited by Choman Hardi

A booklet of literature developed with established and new Kurdish writers in a series of workshops in partnership with Exiled Writers Ink and SOAS

Saturday 4th February 3.00 to 5.30 pm

Stanhope House, Stanhope Place, London W2 (nearest tube Marble Arch) Musicians Refreshments Free event The Kurdish Exiled Voices project is funded by the Arts Council The Kurdish Exiled Association & Kurdish Cultural Centre are also thanked for their financial support.

with the AHRB Centre for Asian and African Literatures and Exiled Writers Ink Funded by the Arts Council Council


Choman Hardi will be facilitating a creative writing course for Kurdish people in association with the Centre.

The course will explore writing in English. It is designed to support Kurdish writers and those who aspire to write by showcasing their work in the British literature scene.

At the end of the course an anthology of the work of the participants will be produced and launched.

The course consists of eight sessions over eight weeks starting on the 7th February.

Time and Place:

Mondays 6.30 – 9pm,

Room G3, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Who can apply: If you are a Kurd aged 16-50 years, you are fluent in English and are interested in writing, please contact Choman Hardi (, 078 55 80 10 82) to register for the course.

Please note that places are limited, so if you are interested book your place as soon as possible.

Participants will be accepted on the ‘first come first served’ basis.

*Exciting Project with the Arabic Speaking Communities of West London

*Get Creative and Express Yourself – Translation – Publication of an anthology

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8 weekly workshops for Arabic Speaking Women

With facilitator: Khadija Ait-Ammi Starting

Wednesday 4th February 2004 from 9.30 – 11.30

Northfields Library, Northfield Avenue, W5 (next to Northfields underground station)

8 weekly workshops for Arabic Speakers (over 50s) with facilitator Khadija Ait Ammi starting

Tuesday 27th April to 15th June from 3.15 to 4.15

Grove Neighbourhood Centre Bradmore Park Road London W6

Inside Out: Outside In

Tell and write your stories and poems of living in exile or of experiences as an ‘outsider’ in society.

Classes every Monday starting on October 20th

12.00 –2.00 pm

Diorama Arts Centre

34 Osnaburgh Street,


Call 07803125064 to let us know you are coming.

This is an eight week creative writing course for all levels which will look at ideas of exclusion and belonging, identity and making new spaces to live in a multi-cultural Britain.

Help will be provided with English and some translators and interpreters will be available. There will be possibilities for some students to contribute to the Exiled Ink! magazine and to read at public performances.

Travel costs of £2 per student will be paid.

Nearest tube – Great Portland Street Station (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines). Warren Street station also possible – Victoria & Northern lines).

Buses: C2, 18, 27, 30, 88 Arts Council