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Hysteria: Spoken Word Performance Writing Workshops

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Thursday 23rd Sept. 4pm - 5.30pm BST (Online) Workshop 1 
Friday 24th Sept. 4pm - 5.30pm BST (Online) Workshop 2 

Workshops in writing and performance technique, led by Mae Diansangu and Hanna Louise of Hysteria. Open to writers of all experience levels. 

Hysteria co-founders Mae Diansangu and Hanna Louise will deliver two workshops on writing and performing spoken word poetry.  Thursday’s writing-focused workshop invites participants to connect their own experience to wider social justice issues, while Friday’s workshop focuses on performance technique.  Participants are then invited to share their work at an open mic night on the Saturday, which will feature a headline performance from poet and writer Harry Josephine Giles. Hysteria aims to create a safe and uplifting environment for women, non-binary & otherwise gender marginalised folks.  With this in mind, these workshops are open to writers of all experience levels - even those who wish to write their first poem!  


Please note that participants should attend both workshops, and that places are limited, with a waitlist (so if you are no longer able to make it, please email so that your place can be offered to someone else).   

Hanna Louise is a writer and community arts organiser based in Aberdeen. She is co-founder of Hysteria, an arts platform for women, non-binary and gender-marginalised creatives. An anthropology graduate, Hanna is interested in personal narratives that speak to wider social justice issues and is passionate about creating space for marginalised folks to tell their own stories.  


Mae Diansangu is a Black queer spoken word artist, writer and performer from Aberdeen.  She is co-founder of Hysteria and programme manager at Scottish BAME Writers Network.  Her work has been published by 404 ink Magazine and she has been awarded commissions from the National Library of Scotland and StAnza.  


Supported by the University of Aberdeen Feminist Society 

Supported by the University of Aberdeen Creative Writing Society 

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