Society Through a Poetic Lens

Join Kirsten Deane and Melissa Sussens of the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Collective for an autoethnographic writing workshop, a practice that uses the individual’s experience to explore wider society. Participants will be asked to choose a personal experience that touches on a societal issue, and will then be taken through a process of transforming those experiences into poetry. The participants will be given an opportunity to practice how to use their experiences to advocate for change by linking it to a larger community and South Africa as a whole.

Writers of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

Date: 4 June 2024

Time: 2:00pm -


Venue: Bertha House | Kopanang

Price: R100

Tickets: Required