Random House Workshops: Poetry with Warsan Shire

Join Random House for a virtual workshop with Warsan Shire

June 14, 2022 in Zoom

With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire, the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Black Is King introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own way toward womanhood.

Random House is thrilled to offer a special opportunity to learn directly from this award-winning poet at a Virtual Poetry Workshop on Tuesday, June 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET on Zoom, as Shire guides us through exercises to deepen our craft as poets.

Poetry can heal, comfort, transform and confront the past. In this workshop we will be exploring memory and “post-memory,” examining the relationships we have with our bodies and how we can carry trauma. Please bring something to write on, something to write with, and an object you feel represents you in some meaningful way.

Each ticket includes access to this live virtual workshop, as well as a physical copy of Shire’s collection, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, to be shipped by our independent bookstore partner, Skylight Books. If you already have a copy of Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, you also have the option to donate your copy of the book to prison libraries in the LA area.

Event Details

What was Included

Your $22.50 ticket includes:

Date & Time

June 14, 2022
5:00 PM ET
June 14, 2022
6:15 PM ET



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